HBO To Release "The Wire" In Remastered HD


HBO’s urban crime drama The Wire is considered by many television fans and critics as the greatest series of all time.

by Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)

(AllHipHop News) Viewers will now finally be able to watch all 60 episodes of the David Simon produced program in high-definition.

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A remastered version of The Wire is being released on HBO Go in 16:9 format on December 26. Starting January 5, HD episodes will also be available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play, Xbox Video, and Vudu. Blu-ray editions are expected to go on sale next summer.

The Wire ran for five seasons on the subscription cable network. Set in the city of Baltimore, the classic serial shined a light on the behind-the-scenes battles between the police department, drug dealers, unions, politicians, and journalists that take place in a modern American city.

The show is also responsible for launching the careers of Idris Elba, Michael B. Jordan, Michael K. Williams, Wood Harris, Tristan “Mack” Wilds, Wendell Pierce, Amy Ryan, and many others.

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