Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.
- Genre: Crime, Drama
- Studio: HBO
- Keyword: drug dealer, newspaper, police, gangster, baltimore, usa, police detective, power politics, newspaper reporter, workers union, education system, docks, black project
- Cast: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wood Harris, Wendell Pierce, Clarke Peters