U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sent out a plea Tuesday to the principals behind a critically lauded crime drama series that went off the air in 2008.
Holder addressed his comments to David Simon and Ed Burns, creators of HBO’s “The Wire”: "I want to speak directly to Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon–do another season of ‘The Wire.’ … I want another season, or a movie," Holder said, according to the Washington Examiner.
Holder made the plea while speaking alongside several of the former HBO show’s cast members at the Justice Department. He and other officials are promoting the show because they say it accurately depicts the issues facing children exposed to drug use and trafficking in their homes.
“The Wire” ran for five seasons on HBO, from 2002-2008, earning almost universal praise from critics for its gritty depiction of crime in the streets of Baltimore.