Many aficionados of the box set crime drama acknowledge The Wire as among the best of the genre ever to be produced.
But when one of its most lauded stars, Wendell Pierce, saw the pilot for the first time, he thought it would never get anywhere.
Pierce, who embodied an unflappable cop, has gone on to play Meghan Markle’s character’s father in the TV series, Suits.
His latest film ‘Clemency’ explores the morality of the death penalty.
He’s been speaking to us about the future of theatres, Black Lives Matter and racial injustice in America.