HBO was originally known for its premium movie selection, but that perspective has shifted over the years. To be fair, the network still has an awesome slate of movies. However, the original programming has become the focus of the company.
Shows like Game of Thrones, Westworld, and True Detective are some of the most talked-about in the industry. HBO has become one of the staples of original programming, and a few groundbreaking shows really paved the way for this trend.
The Wire, Deadwood, and Six Feet Under were crucial to HBO's success, and they made their mark without modern technology or advertising techniques. Think about it, they changed TV without the use of the Internet.
To bring these shows full circle, and get modern audiences invested, HBO has created modernized trailers for these classic shows.
All three trailers capture the essence of the programs, and find a way to make them look intriguing all over again.
While it wasn't one of the most celebrated shows when it was on the air, The Wire has become a monumental part of TV history.
The 2002 series lasted for 60 episodes, and took viewers through the gritty reality of the drug trade in Baltimore.
This new trailer makes the series seem like it was produced today, and has fans turning on HBO to watch it again.
Deadwood only lasted for three seasons, but it has gained a cult following in the years since. TV had never taken a western series that dark, so audiences found themselves captivated by how unique Deadwood was.
The show also saw the careers of many popular actors take off. Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, John Hawkes, Dayton Callie, Jim Beaver, Titus Welliver, Anna Gunn, and many more can attribute much of their success to Deadwood.
People have grown to love this series so much, that a talks of a movie sequel have heated up in recent years.
Six Feet Under
Six Feet Under was the kind of family saga that audiences had never experienced before. By putting these real-life issues in a setting like a funeral home, the creative team behind the series found a way to take people's emotions deeper than they knew they could go.
This is drama at its finest, and the new & improved trailer makes it look like TV could get a total reinvention again.