The Wire, David Simon’s critically acclaimed series, will be re-mastered in HD, HBO confirmed to EW. But as exciting as that news is, the network added that it does “not have further information regarding the timeline.” A promo claiming that a “replay marathon” of the series would start September 4 on HBO Signature ran prematurely, HBO said, and the series will not be airing this month.
That’s not to say that one couldn’t watch The Wire now: it is currently available on HBO Go, Amazon Prime, and iTunes. The show, which ran for five seasons starting in 2002 and chronicled life in Baltimore, was under-appreciated by viewers when it was on the air, but has now been deemed by many the best television show ever. Surely, someone has told you that you have to watch The Wire. EW has.