HBO Gives David Simon Another Shot

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It might not pay off in Emmys, but we're excited anyway! HBO has ordered the first nine episodes of Treme, the new project from Wire creator David Simon, according to Vulture buddy Nikki Finke. Treme, set in post-Katrina New Orleans, centers on a group of jazz musicians, though Simon has promised he'll make the Big Easy look just as bad as Baltimore by training his lens on the city's corrupt government and public-housing controversies. It stars Simon acolytes Wendell Pierce, Clarke Peters, and Melissa Leo, and will almost certainly be awesome.

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