'The Wire' Animation Makes Us Want To Binge Watch It All Over Again

Omar and Jimmy McNulty are back. Kinda.

10/01/2016 11:30 PM AEDT | Updated 11/01/2016 7:29 AM AEDT

Fans of "The Wire," this one's for you.

It's been eight long years since Omar Little, Stringer Bell and Jimmy McNulty left our TV screens. But they're now back, kinda, in a brand new animated clip.

Elliot Lim has beautifully reimagined the show's opening sequence, set to the Blind Boys of Alabama's title theme song, "Way Down in the Hole."

"The Wire hit me harder than anything else I had seen on TV," Lim, from the San Francisco Bay Area, told The Daily Dot.

He said the idea of paying tribute to his favorite show was with him for a while before he was "finally able to find the time and motivation to make it happen."

The freelance director, designer and animator posted the 1-minute 24-second clip to Vimeo last Sunday, and it's going viral.

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