HBO picks up series from Wire creator

Listen up all you Wire nerds (myself included), that noise you hear coming across the television newswire today is the sweet sound of quality programming returning to the small screen. HBO has officially picked up the latest series from David Simon, creator of the best television show ever, The Wire.

The network is eyeing a fall debut for Simon's new show, Treme (pronounced tre-MAY), with an episode count to be determined, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Simon is co-creating the drama with Eric Overmyer, who he worked with on another critically acclaimed series, Homicide: Life on the Street.

Treme looks at the lives of musicians in post-Katrina New Orleans and stars two Wire alums in Wendell Pierce and Clarke Peters, who played "Bunk" Moreland and Lester Freaman, respectively, in the lauded Baltimore cops-and-robbers show. Also signed on for Treme and contributing to the kick-ass cast are Steve Zahn, Khandi Alexander, and Oscar-nominee Melissa Leo.

"This is not a Wire redo with a New Orleans soundtrack," Simon told The Hollywood Reporter. "It's more of a character study looking at people trying to reconstruct their lives after their city has been destroyed and at a city that a living, breathing organism."

Whatever you say, Mr. Simon, we have faith. So, Wire freaks, are you as excited for this show as we are?

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Great news.
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never watched the wire but i hear its good so i'll be checking out this show and starting the wire
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Drooling already. Steve Zahn? I'll bet he'll play a fantastic a-hole. Just guessing.
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I'm excited that the creators are making another show since the quality of The Wire was astonishing. Will have to wait and see before I can really say anything else.
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if its got the bunk, its got me!
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Can I preorder the DVD before the series airs? I might have to get HBO for this.
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Can't wait - Pierce and Peters are fantastic actors and this is the team to bring the best out of them. Supporting cast is fantastic too. Melissa Leo is underused so it's great that she will have this opportunity! Bring it on (and quickly!).
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It sounds promising. Maybe it will work out.
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I have incredibly high expectations for this show, but I'm hesitant to say it will live up to The Wire. However, all the pieces are in place, so it could! Let's hope it does!
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I am soooooooooooo happy about this new show...cant wait...the Wire should've never ended but glad to have this new show
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I am glad that David Simon is back to work but I don't think this show sounds very exciting. I need a little more then a character study. I have to admit the cast is impressive.
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