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Michael K. Williams. Indeed.

You probably know by this point, how much I love The Wire. It was dark, depressing at times and one of the finest television series I have ever seen. If you were a fan of Homicide and Hill Street Blues, you have to watch it. I have a friend who says it’s so good that you have to watch the entire 5 seasons once a year.

Michael K. Williams(Omar), discusses the role of Omar, The Road and shares how he was broke and living in the projects during the first two seasons of  The Wire:

“But he never made much money, and was intermittently homeless. That’s when he was arrested stealing cars. “I thought I was gonna die soon,” says Williams. “My mother had taken out extra life insurance. She was like, ‘You ain’t gonna stick me with no bill, you feel me?’

Read the rest of the article over at New York and check out Time Magazine’s Q&A with the actor.

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Omar’s back! Omar’s back!

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Ok, so not quite. He is however part of the cast of Boardwalk Empire, Martin Scorsese’s new show for HBO which just got picked up for 12 episodes. The show will air in 2010 along with David Simon’s Treme, which features several former cast members from The Wire.

Here are a few links that may interest you…or not:

Mad Men was picked up for a fourth season. I thought last week’s show was pretty good. I loved the look Joan gave Dr. Jackass while she played the accordian. Seems like the power may have shifted in that dysfunctional relationship over the season break.

Jezebel has the 12 Steps to Save American Apparel from Itself.

Also via Jezebel, Whitney Houston’s performance on GMA. It was ummm interesting.

Tripwire Magazine has 45+ Free Exceptionally Useful Handwritten Fonts and 60+ Free Fonts for Big, Bold and Beautiful Headlines.

…and finally,don’t miss the re-aired pilot episode from the new series, Glee, tonight at 8:58pm on FOX. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s the anti-High School Musical. It’s got Jane Lynch and the best version of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Beliving” I’ve ever heard. What’s not to love!?!

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Omar’s new gig.

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In my continuing coverage/stalking of The Wire cast members, I’m happy to report that in addition to his role in The Road, Michael K. Williams(Omar) has just signed on to an HBO pilot directed by Martin Scorsese called Boardwalk Empire. Check out the rest of the cast list and read a little about the plot over at IMDB.

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t finished Season 5 of The Wire, stop reading here. If you have finished it, read one of my favorite blog posts about Omar and that bastard Kenard.


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The Road trailer is live.

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SciFi Wire has the new The Road trailer up. Check it out and see if you think they are doing the book justice. Hard to say. Alot more action, and the character of the wife has a much larger role. Looks pretty interesting though. Wire fans will catch a glimpse of Michael K. Williams(Omar) towards the end of the clip.