HBO: No Verdict on ‘The Wire’

Jan 13, 2005  •  Post A Comment

HBO chairman and CEO Chris Albrecht said the future of “The Wire,” which finished its third season last year, is “under discussion.” Speaking at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Mr. Albrecht acknowledged both the passion of the show’s fans, and the modesty of their numbers.

“I’ve received a telegram from every viewer of ‘The Wire’–all 250 of them,” he said.

Mr. Albrecht also tried to refute criticism that HBO has become too Hollywood-focused, with shows like “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Entourage” and its new scripted show about reality television, “The Comeback.” “The showbiz part is completely coincidental,” he said.