As for the subject matter explored on the show, cast member Dean Winters, who played menace Ryan O’Reily, said the series was a trailblazer.
“I think we were so far ahead of the curve that the country didn’t know how to take it,” Winters said. “We got a good reception, but for a show 20 years ago that had a Muslim as the lead, a gay love story, had a bad nun and all this crazy shit like the drugs and the violence, and then people talk about that today, and I’m like ‘We were doing that 20 years ago. Wake up!’.”
Source and more: THR
Oz survived six seasons on HBO from 1997 to 2003.
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