The Black Donnellys is an American television drama that debuted on NBC] on February 26, 2007 and last aired on April 2, 2007. Thereafter, NBC began releasing new episodes weekly on until the series was officially cancelled. The Black Donnellys was created by Paul Haggis and Robert Moresco. Strarring cast members include Jonathan Tucker, Olivia Wilde, Billy Lush, Tom Guiry and Kirk Acevedo with relative newcomers Michael Stahl-David and Keith Nobbs. The series shares several cast and crew members with The Wire.

Shared cast members

  • Chris Bauer plays Irish mob boss Huey Farell in The Black Donnellys and union leader Frank Sobotka on The Wire.
  • Pablo Schreiber plays disabled Iraq veteran Mitchell Carr in The Black Donnellys episode "When the Door Opens" and stevedore Nick Sobotka on The Wire.
  • Peter Gerety plays loan shark Bob the Mouth in The Black Donnellys episode "The Only Thing Sure" and Judge Daniel Phelan on The Wire.
  • Jay Spadaro plays Michael Hogan in The Black Donnellys pilot episode "" and a uniformed officer in The Wire episode "More with Less".

Shared crew members

  • Rafael Alvarez was a writer on the first three seasons of The Wire and a writer and producer on The Balck Donnellys.
  • Anthony Hemingway was first assistant director and later an episodic director on The Wire and directed an episode of The Black Donnellys.
  • Gloria Muzio has directed for both series.
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