The Telegraph- HBO are remastering the entire series of The Wire for broadcast, it is believed.
Despite no official statement from the American cable channel, reports suggest that HD versions of every episode will be aired on a nightly basis from next Monday (September 8).
The iconic series ran for five seasons from 2002 to 2008 and offered a bird’s eye view of life on the streets of Baltimore, with each season focusing on a different facet of the city.
The series starred British actors Dominic West as Detective Jimmy McNulty and Idris Elba as Stringer Bell. Despite receiving average ratings upon its original airing, The Wire is considered to be one of the greatest TV dramas of all time.
Rumours of the rebroadcast began surfacing at the weekend when a 30-second trailer reportedly began airing across HBO’s channels.
HELL. YES. I love Game of Thrones. Breaking Bad will forever have a special place in my heart. The Sopranos was great. But when you boil it all down, The Wire is the best show of all-time. It is to TV what Calvin Johnson is to fantasy wide receivers; a cut above everything else. Now a new generation of white Americans can try to relate to the urban struggles through a TV show. HBO is doing God’s work here.
Now this is the part of the blog where I annoy you and ramble on about how you HAVE to watch The Wire if you haven’t already done so. Just trust me on this. I usually say watch the first four episodes and you will be hooked. But instead I am going to say watch the entire first season. If you don’t like it, you get your money back for this post.
PS- That 30-second teaser made it move. 6-to-midnight. <insert another veiled boner joke here>. Just hearing some of the classic lines has me all fired up. Holy shit I am excited for this show to come back into my life.Follow @TheClemReport