Wire “remastered” for HBO marathon: These “all new VFX” are wrong, wrong, wrong.

HBO Is Ruining the Wire And We Have the GIF That Proves It

Brow Beat
Slate's Culture Blog
Sept. 2 2014 4:19 PM

HBO Is RUINING The Wire and We Have the GIF That Proves It

I know, Michael. We couldn't believe it, either.


HBO has confirmed to the blog HBO Watch that the full run of The Wire is being remastered to be re-aired in HD, possibly as soon as this autumn. A commenter who claims to work at the visual effects company on the project says that the remasters will include “all new VFX”—which made us here at Brow Beat a little nervous.

We got even more nervous when a source leaked this SHOCKING GIF from the remastered episodes, which reveals an enormous change HBO has made to a crucial scene. Spoilers ahead, naturally!

Dan Kois is Slate's culture editor, co-host of Mom and Dad Are Fighting, and a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine.

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