As we previously reported, HBO is re-releasing David Simon’s groundbreaking drama series The Wire in HD even though it will throw off the show’s correct aspect ratio in order to please people who (incorrectly) believe that older shows should be readjusted to fit their entire widescreen TV. Nevertheless, these remastered episodes are coming later this month, and HBO will be running a marathon beginning December 26th on HBO Signature in addition to all of the episodes being available on HBO GO. I don’t know if these remastered versions will replace the current, correct ratio episodes that are currently available on HBO GO, but you may want to start your own little marathon right now just in case. The original aspect ratio was designed to give the drama a documentary-style feel, and it’s just another reason the show is so effective.
Hit the jump to watch The Wire remastered episodes marathon trailer. The marathon begins on HBO Signature on December 26th at 12pm.