Where to stream The Wire

Watch The Wire in the UK

  • Crime
  • Drama
  • Thriller

Seasons: 5

Released: 2002–2008

Updated: 20th Jun, 2022

9.3 / 10

Rated: TV-MA

Cast: Dominic West, John Doman, Deirdre Lovejoy, Wendell Pierce

Where to watch The Wire


What is The Wire about?

Set in Baltimore, this show centers around the city's inner-city drug scene. It starts as mid-level drug dealer, D'Angelo Barksdale beats a murder rap. After a conversation with a judge, Det. James McNulty has been assigned to lead a joint homicide and narcotics team, in order to bring down drug kingpin Avon Barksdale. Avon Barksdale, accompanied by his right-hand man Stringer Bell, enforcer Wee-Bey and many lieutenants (including his own nephew, D'Angelo Barksdale), has to deal with law enforcement, informants in his own camp, and competition with a local rival, Omar, who's been robbing Barksdale's dealers and reselling the drugs. The supervisor of the investigation, Lt. Cedric Daniels, has to deal with his own problems, such as a corrupt bureaucracy, some of his detectives beating suspects, hard-headed but determined Det. McNulty, and a blackmailing deputy. The show depicts the lives of every part of the drug "food chain", from junkies to dealers, and from cops to politicians.

Which streaming providers can you watch The Wire on

Here is the comprehensive list of streaming providers that will show The Wire in the UK. If The Wire will appear with other providers further down the line, this table will be updated.


  • All 4No
  • Amazon PrimeNo
  • Apple TV+No
  • BBCNo
  • ChiliYes
  • Disney+No
  • iTunesYes
  • ITVNo
  • NetflixNo
  • Now TVYes
  • Sky GoYes

Good to know

No The Wire is not available on All 4.
No The Wire is not available on Amazon Prime.
No The Wire is not available on Apple TV+.
No The Wire is not available on BBC.
No The Wire is not available on Disney+.
No The Wire is not available on ITV.
No The Wire is not available on Netflix.