‘The Wire’ Re-imagined as a Victorian Novel

If The Wire had been written as a Victorian novel rather than a series of TV screenplays, it might look something like Down in the Hole: The unWired World of H.B. Ogden. Only instead of 21st century Baltimore, this cast of characters inhabits 19th century London, and instead of being in high-def, they’re in black and white. Minor reinterpretations aside, The Wire inspired Joy DeLyria and Sean Michael Robinson to re-imagine the long-running HBO TV series as a Dickensian novel, had it been written by the make-believe author, Horatio Bucklesby Ogden. What was originally a blog post has turned into a full-scale illustrated novel by powerHouse Books, published just in time to coincide with the tenth anniversary of The Wire.

From Down in the Hole by Joy DeLyria and Sean Michael Robinson, published by powerHouse Books.
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