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Cult hit series “The Shield” is getting a quality makeover thanks to Sony — and that could mean amazing things for fans that want to see it on Netflix or own a Blu-ray DVD set of the series.

Series creator Shawn Ryan confirmed on Twitter that Sony and FOX are moving forward on a 4K conversion of the series that would make it viable for streaming and Blu-ray DVDs.

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Though Ryan was initially dubious that the conversion would affect the character of the show — since the “gritty, grainy look of the show” was an essential part of the storytelling — test footage has convinced him that the conversion is a good idea.

Ryan will personally oversee the process, but it is going to take a while. He announces that the goal is to have the entire series ready for the 15th anniversary of the pilot airing — March 2017.

He promises again that the footage looks great and he is excited to bring “The Shield” to a 2015 audience and into the digital age.

“The Shield” series finale aired on Nov. 25, 2008.