The Wire was a television drama series that ran from 2001 to 2008. Like Boardwalk Empire it aired on the HBO network on Sunday nights. The two series share several cast and crew members.
- Michael K. Williams stars as Chalky White in Boardwalk Empire and starred as Omar Little in The Wire.
- Franklin Ojeda Smith co-stars as Deacon Lemuel Cuffy in Boardwalk Empire and co-starred as a church minister in The Wire.
- Domenick Lombardozzi guest stars as Ralph Capone in Boardwalk Empire and starred as Thomas "Herc" Hauk in The Wire.
- Jim True-Frost guest stars as Eliot Ness in Boardwalk Empire and starred as Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski in The Wire.
- Boris McGiver guest stars as an Atlantic County Sheriff in Boardwalk Empire and guest starred as police lieutenant Charles Marimow in The Wire.
- Dennis Lehane is a writer and consulting producer for Boardwalk Empire and was a writer for The Wire.
- Ed Bianchi has directed episodes of Boardwalk Empire and The Wire.
- Tim Van Patten is an executive producer and regular director for Boardwalk Empire and directed episodes of The Wire.
- Brad Anderson has directed episodes of Boardwalk Empire and The Wire.
- Dana Kuznetzkoff was a line producer for the pilot "Boardwalk Empire" and a unit production manager for The Wire.
- Kate Sanford has edited episodes of both Boardwalk Empire and The Wire.
- Lesley Robson-Foster has worked as a visual effects supervisor for both Boardwalk Empire and The Wire.
- Jeffrey Gibson has worked as a stunt co-ordinator for both Boardwalk Empire and The Wire.