Game of Thrones show runners David Benioff and D.B Weiss set to adapt highly rated HBO show The Wire into a new book. The paperback novel, Baltimore PD, will roughly follow the arc of the television show, with Benioff stating “me and the Weissmeister caught an episode here and there after the pub, it was on for so long and it was kinda hard to keep up but i think we got the gist. If we get bored or whatever then we’ll just make shit up. I’ve already got hold of a copy of The New England Thesaurus of Sexual Allusions”.
Weiss confirmed that Baltimore PD will take advantage of the lack of budgetary restraints necessitated by a novel and that the co writers will use the expansive format to really open up some of the character development, “we found that when we were sat about, surrounded by pizza boxes and empty tins of Stella, that some of the characters could really do with some alternative development. There was this guy, McNutty or something, he was just too intense for one character. So we’ve split him into 6. Three of these guys are triplets who all work for the homicide department, 2 of them are drunkard twins and the 6th one is a comic relief who pops up every other paragraph and mutters “the fuck’d i do?”.
Benioff conceded however that some fan favourites might struggle in the transition from stage to page “with all these extra McNutties wandering about there won’t be much room for Bunk” but added that “Kima will definitely feature at some point, even if it’s just for gratuitously detailed depictions of her sex life”. At time of print, neither co-author would confirm the rumour that Stringer Bell had been merged with Commissioner Burrell and that Jaime and Bronn would be running the Towers.