Can Eric Holder Summon Season 6 of ‘The Wire’?

Series creator David Simon asked for drug-war reforms. The attorney general delivered. Is it enough for a new season?

Attorney General Eric Holder (Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images); screenshot from The Wire

Here’s to hoping that Simon is thinking of Detective McNulty’s next case for season 6. In the meantime, watch a Lectures to Beats webisode of an academic parsing some of the compelling issues The Wire addresses:  


Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is an editorial fellow at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features expert advice for TV and film’s most complex characters. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.