The Wire prequels (“On the midnight shift, I am rarely sober”)

The_wire_prequels Big news this morning for fans of good television.

The Hollywood Reporter reports "The Wire" is issuing 3 short films produced by creator David Simon.  These "prequels" are now available at Amazon.com.  They are free.  (Click here.)

Have we seen Amazon used as the delivery mechanism in this way before?  Another channel opens!  Have we seen prequels used in this way?  The transmedia project expands!

References

McCracken, Grant. 2004.  Complexity on TV.  This Blog Sits at the Intersection of Anthropology and Economics.  September 15, 2004.  here.

McCracken, Grant.  2004.  Pop Culture Lifts Off.  This Blog Sits at the Intersection of Anthropology and Economics.   December 15, 2004.  here.

Wallenstein, Andrew.  2007. ‘Wire’ plus in VOD vignettes.  The Hollywood Reporter.  December 5, 2007

One thought on “The Wire prequels (“On the midnight shift, I am rarely sober”)”

  1. I need more of the show!!! these are excellent!
    this show should be winning awards..damn shame.

    i need more..i hope they do more prequels before it ends

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