The Wire

Well... it's something of a cult favorite years after it went off the air, so copycat efforts should be expected. 

UK-based Origin Pictures is reportedly working on what they're calling a The Wire-style crime drama set in Manchester inner city locale, Moss Side.

Titled Silencers, the new series is 1/3 of a trio of projects the company has in development for the BBC.

The first episode of what will be a four-part crime drama series for BBC2, and what is being billed as a "tense police thriller that has shades of Training Day and The Wire," has already been delivered.

The series' story will focus primarily on a cop dealing with gang activity and gun violence crime in Moss Side. 

By the way, my research tells me that Moss Side constitutes the heart of Manchester's Black Caribbean community.

No ETA yet, or whether the series will travel.