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HBO is finally releasing The Wire in HD this month

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Making good on a promise made earlier this year, HBO's critically acclaimed masterpiece The Wire will finally be available in 16:9 HD starting later this month. Promos for the remastered series started appearing back in September, but HBO told us at the time that the new version wasn't ready yet. Now, waiting fans will soon get what they've been clamoring for.

Starting on December 26th, all 60 episodes will be available for streaming on HBO Go. Cable fans will also be able to marathon the series starting that day on HBO Signature, running all the way through to December 30th. The whole remaster will be made available on Digital HD — meaning iTunes, Google Play, Xbox Video, and Vudu — on January 5th. Blu-ray owners will have to wait until next summer for their physical copies.