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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 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.