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Wire alumni casting news.

Andre Royo(Bubbs) will guest star in the season premiere of Fringe, my new favorite show. He will join fellow Wire alum Lance Reddick(Lt Daniels) who plays FBI Agent Phillip Broyles.

If you haven’t seen this show, pick up seasons one and two on DVD and get caught up because you do not want to miss a thing when the show returns in the Fall.

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David Mills.

David Mills, television writer for iconic shows including Homicide, The Wire, The Corner and the upcoming Treme, passed away yesterday at age 48. TV Critic, Alan Sepinwall, wrote a really sweet tribute on his blog:

“Mills was, in fact, the very first friend I made in the TV business, and one of the few for whom I wouldn’t have to put quote marks around the word.”


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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.