“Where’s Wallace?” might be one of the most memorable quotes to come out of HBO’s cult series The Wire, which sought to tell the story of one city’s institutional failures across five seasons. Recently, Jonathan Abrams released his oral history of the show, All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire, which recounts everything from casting coulda-beens to the writers’ clever, liberal use of profanity. Now, Vulture has shared another excerpt from the book, in which the actor behind Wallace, Black Panther and Creed’s Michael B. Jordan, reflects on the character’s sad, galvanizing demise.
For many, Wallace’s character is the emotional lynchpin of the series’ first season. It’s a difficult show to get into, after all, one that can