Can you believe it’s been 14 years since The Wire’s first season? The American crime drama was originally released in 2002 and it brought a lot of fun nights to everyone with an HBO subscription.
The show is known for its literary themes, its uncommonly exploration of society and politics and its realistic portrayal of urban life.
Though it didn’t win any awards throughout its 5 seasons, it's still considered as one of the greatest television series of all time. Here’s what happened to the actors that made the show possible:
1. Andre Royo: Soon after 'The Wire', Royo appeared in the NBC police drama 'Prime Suspect' as Santana Cordero in 2012. That same year he appeared in the film 'Red Tails' as Antwan ‘Coffee’ Coleman. In 2015 he was Spider Raymond in Marvel’s 'Agent Carter', a guy who ran the night club ‘La Martinique’.
2. Wood Harris: After 'The Wire', Harris narrated the ESPN 30 for 30 film 'Benji' and Harold ‘Mitch’ Mitchell in the Broadway revival of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire'. Last year he reunited with Michael B. Jordan--also from 'The Wire'-- for 'Creed', the latest installment of the Rocky franchise.
3. Idris Elba: He’s had a few busy years after playing drug baron Russell ‘Stringer’ Bell. After the show ended, Elba has appeared in films like 'Prometheus', 'Pacific Rim', 'Thor: The Dark World and Beasts of No Nation' and 'Star Trek Beyond'. In 2016 he voiced Chief Bogo in 'Zootopia', Shere Khan in 'The Jungle Book' and Fluke in 'Finding Dory'.
4. Aidan Gillen: In 2012 he played CIA agent Bill Wilson in 'The Dark Knight Rises' and starred in the British spy-drama 'Shadow Dancer'. He’s also said to star in the comedy-drama 'Calvary' and the five-part thriller, 'Mayday'.
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