Kirk Acevedo, Harold Perrineau Jr, Ernie Hudson, Lee Tergesen, Rita Moreno
Tom Fontana
Country of origin
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Crime drama
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Oz was an American crime series created by Tom Fontana for HBO. It ran for six seasons.

Series summaryEdit

The series follows the lives - and, frequently, deaths - of prisoners incarcerated in the Oswald State Correctional Facility, particularly those in 'Emerald City', an experimental block that mixes a carefully chosen number of prisoners from various gangs and groups (including neo-Nazis and black gangs) in the hopes of reducing tension between them. Central characters include wheelchair-bound former drug dealer Augustus Hill (Harold Perrineau Jr), who also acts as the show's Greek chorus during surreal, out-of-continuity scenes; warden Leo Glynn (Ernie Hudson); former lawyer Tobias Beecher (Lee Tergesen) and neo-Nazi leader Vernon Schillinger (JK Hudson).

Westphall connections in OzEdit

  • The prison was ultimately taken over by Weigert (formerly Ecumena), the company that owned St Elgus' Hospital in St Elsewhere.

Westphall connections to OzEdit

Non-Westphall connectionsEdit

  • A skit from Saturday Night Live revealed that Jerry Seinfeld was imprisoned in Oswald State Correctional Facility after the final episode of Seinfeld. As a skit, its canonicity is dubious.

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