HBO picks up David Simon's 'Treme'
According to The Hollywood Reporter, certain aspects of the deal for the New Orleans set drama are still up in the air, including how many episodes the pick-up is for and when the series will premiere, though it's expected that a fall launch will be in the cards.
Simon created "Treme," set in post-Katrina New Orleans, with Eric Overmyer ("Homicide").
The series is believed to look at the rebuilding of New Orleans, focusing specifically on a group of local musicians. The pilot was shot in the Big Easy and subsequent episodes will also be filmed in New Orleans.
While Showtime just completed a development season in which the network notoriously rejected all of its ordered pilots, HBO has been been busy adding to its stable. In addition to "Treme," HBO has a trio of new comedies -- "Hung," "Bored to Death" and "How to Make It in America." -- heading for premiere, while the Martin Scorsese-directed drama "Boardwalk Empire" will be considered when the pilot is completed.
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