As expected, ABC2 will continue with a second series of The Wire next week when the first season finishes.
As the illicit drug war with Avon Barksdale’s (Wood Harris) crew rages on, the action moves from the battered streets and squalid projects of West Baltimore, to the city’s troubled waterfront.
With an unflinching look at Baltimore’s port workers and unions, the second series chronicles the steady decline of the working class.
As was the case in the first series the storyline is told from the points of view of both the police and their targets, capturing a universe of subterfuge and surveillance.
As episodes unfold, police find their workloads expanded to include not only familiar drug dealers, but also a new group of longshoremen and wiseguys caught up in a major homicide investigation at the city’s shipping port.
Tonight, stigmatized and reassigned to the harbour patrol, Detective Jimmy McNulty (Dominic West) finds the body of a woman floating in the Baltimore Harbor.
With Barksdale in prison, savvy Stringer Bell (Idris Elba) manages the drug operation while studying for his college course. Bodie (JD Williams) drives to Philadelphia to make a connection for the Barksdale crew.
Meanwhile, over at the docks, the rank-and-file scrounge for work while union bosses take desperate measures to reinvigorate business. And a horrible discovery is about to turn the port inside out…
Series Two begins 9:30pm Tuesday November 17th.