Posted by | Cyrena Rose
The Wire: The Musical debuted Tuesday as a Web video on the site Funny Or Die. Some of the original cast of the HBO drama reprise their roles in a mock song-and-dance adaptation of the famously gritty series about urban life and the drug war.
Among the “Wire” actors who participate are Michael Kenneth “Omar” Williams, Sonja “Kima” Sohn, Andre “Bubbles” Royo, Felicia “Snoop” Pearson and Larry “D’Angelo” Gillard Jr.
The video appears as a four-minute commercial that advertises comically sunny songs like “Omar’s Comin,'” “It’s All in the Game” and “I’m Just a Burner” – a sad lament from one of the disposable cellphones used by the drug dealers on the show.
Unfortunately, you won’t see Wood Harris (Avon Barksdale) or Idris Elba (Russell ‘Stringer’ Bell) in this commercial. In fact, Stringer Bell is played by Fazon Love!
Click here to check out the musical and tell us what you think!