My first post on The Wonder was about the genius that is David Simon. He is the brilliant mind behind The Wire and to him I will forever be grateful, for raising the bar with his multi-layered characterisation and social commentary on the American city of Baltimore. It is so much more than just another cop show.

But… I am also intimidated. How does someone write like that?! We got some insight in this interview he gave, and there’s more to be learnt from an exclusive look at Simon’s Wire pitch to HBO. In it we learn that McNulty was meant to be called McCardle and maybe, just maybe, how to become the next David Simon.

You have to get back to me on that one!

For new and old fans alike, here’s the opening and intro of the first season.