• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 12, 1997
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings

Summary: Oz is the name on the street for the Oswald State Penitentiary. Our wheelchair-bound narrator Augustus Hill (Harold Perrineau Jr.) takes us through the wacky world of Emerald City, the experimental unit started by Tim McManus (Terry Kinney). There's shankin' and lovin' and cussin' and fightin' but in the end, HBO makes a damn fine prison drama. It's gritty. And there you have it.

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Network: HBO
Genre(s): Drama
Seasons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Cast Credit
Sean Whitesell Donald Groves
Scott William Winters Cyril O'Reily
Ernie Hudson Warden Leo Glynn
Rita Moreno Sister Peter Marie Reimondo
J.K. Simmons Vernon Schillinger
B.D. Wong Father Ray Mukada
Lauren Velez Dr. Gloria Nathan
Dean Winters Ryan O'Reily
Harold Perrineau Jr. Augustus Hill
Edie Falco Officer Diane Whittlesey
Lee Tergesen Tobias Beecher
George Morfogen Bob Rebadow
Kirk Acevedo Miguel Alvarez
J.D. Williams Kenny Wangler
Chuck Zito Chucky Pancamo
Terry Kinney Tim McManus
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Simon Adebisi
Eamonn Walker Kareem Said
Granville Adams Zahir Arif
muMs Arnold Jackson A.K.A. Poet
Evan Seinfeld Jaz Hoyt
Tony Musante Nino Schibetta
Eddie Malavarca Peter Schibetta
Leon Jefferson Keane
Tom Mardirosian Agamemnon Busmalis