David Simon

David Simon

Attorney General Eric Holder recently made a public plea for another season of "The Wire," and now David Simon says he'll do it.

But only if Holder does something for him.

"The Attorney-General's kind remarks are noted and appreciated," Simon wrote in an email to The Times of London. "I've spoken to Ed Burns and we are prepared to go to work on season six of The Wire if the Department of Justice is equally ready to reconsider and address its continuing prosecution of our misguided, destructive and dehumanising drug prohibition."

I see that MacArthur 'genius' grant hasn't gone to Simon's head.