Showrunner David Chase knew Baltimore. As a crime reporter he embedded with Baltimore cops, befriended commissioners, wrote multiple books on Baltimore crime. And he was ready when HBO gave him the green light to create his gritty masterpiece on the subject, The Wire. Often called the best television show ever, The Wire created memorable storylines with memorable characters. Maxim celebrates the tenth anniversary of the show by talking to all the principals about a project they clearly still adore.