HBO has a belated Christmas gift for fans of The Wire. Beginning Dec. 26, a marathon of remastered HD episodes of the critically acclaimed crime series will air on both HBO and HBO Go.

The revamp release date was announced Tuesday (Dec. 2) via press release.


In the six years that have passed since the conclusion of the HBO series The Wire, the critically acclaimed drama has turned into a worldwide phenomenon that has been hailed as “one of the best and most original series on television in decades” by the New York Times.

Now, new and old fans of the series can watch the show like never before thanks to a brand new High-Definition upgrade of all 60 episodes, which will debut in December on HBO Signature and HBO GO.

The Wire: The Complete Series will be available to own on Digital HD Monday, January 5, 2015 and on Blu-rayTM in Summer 2015.

The entire series has been beautifully re-mastered in 16×9 Full-Frame HD from more than 8,000 reels of original 35mm camera negative, allowing for a tighter fit on widescreen TVs and computer/tablet screens. The original negatives were scanned, edited, dust-busted and color-corrected with great care and attention taken to stay true to the look and feel of the original Standard-Definition 4×3 version.


And it doesn’t stop there. The entire series will be available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play, Xbox  Video, and Vadu Jan. 5, 2015.

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