Universally acclaimed drama The Wire will screen on ABC2 from next month.
The US series, which looks at the war on drugs in Baltimore, will screen in double episodes from the first series. They have previously aired on Nine.
Episodes 1 & 2 will screen at 9:30pm Tuesday September 1st. They will be repeated Saturday nights at 10:05pm.
Each series of The Wire focusses on a different facet of the city of Baltimore. The cast features Dominic West (pictured) as Det. James McNulty, who makes the mistake of telling a judge that a string of murders has gone unpunished because a local drug gang has intimidated witnesses. When the judge blames the police for mishandling the case, superiors blame McNulty for showing them up.
Nine still has the fifth series yet to premiere.