I don’t normally get excited about television these days, but I absolutely can’t wait for the first season of Treme, which premieres on HBO this April. Co-created by David Simon (whose HBO series The Wire is pretty much the best TV show I’ve ever seen) and Eric Overmyer (producer of shows like Law and Order, Homicide and St. Elsewhere), Treme is set in post-Katrina New Orleans, and follows a diverse group of residents as they attempt to reconstruct their city and their lives.

If you’re a Wire fan, there’s also a longish but interesting piece on Simon (and on Treme) over at the New York Times, titled “The HBO Auteur”.

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