NEW YORK – The theater at the Paley Center was full tonight, and with good reason – the cast of “The Wire,” along producers David Simon and Nina Noble, were present for a discussion and Q&A. HitFix’s own Alan Sepinwall acted as moderator and the evening proved incredibly interesting.
And what an extremely promising lineup it was – so promising in fact that Nay Nay Brice, Bunny Colvin and Bodie sat in the audience because there wasn’t any more space for them on stage. And although there weren’t any really surprising revelations it’s still a nice video to watch and take a trip down memory lane.
When Simon was asked if he still thought about the characters and where they might be now, he didn’t state outright that he didn’t, but certainly indicated as much. His answer was that the show had a beginning, a middle, and an end, and that the end had to be the end. Now it would just be “sustaining the franchise” rather than telling the story that had to be told. That simply wouldn’t be worth it.
I am sure I have said this before, but go watch The Wire already if you haven’t done so! Just as a reminder why you should, have a look at one of THE scenes.