‘The Wire’ is finally being remastered in HD, and it’s probably coming to HBO this week

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HBO’s The Wire, aka that show you’ve been saying for years you’ll watch because all your friends won’t shut up about it, is coming back. According to a promo video found by Polygon editor Arthur Gies (as noted by HBO Watch), a marathon of this series will be broadcasted on HBO Signature weeknights at 8PM starting September 4th, “remastered in for the first time in high definition.”

Although it initially aired in 4:3 standard definition, The Wire was reportedly shot with Panavision cameras in Super 35. A widescreen version of The Wire showed up briefly streaming on Amazon Prime — true widescreen, not cropped on the top and bottom — before returning to its former 4:3 aspect ratio.

Widescreen vs. 4:3; images via GoPackGo…

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