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HBO picks up Treme.

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I’m so excited about the news from TV Squad that HBO has picked up David Simon’s Treme. HBO has greenlit nine episodes of the drama starring Wire alums, Clarke Peters and Wendell Pierce, as well as Melissa Leo from Homicide. The show is about New Orleans musicians, post Hurrican Katrina. Can’t wait to hear the soundtrack that will go with the series.

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The Wire: Latest cast news

thewirelogoTristan Wilds (Michael Lee) and Rick Otto(Office Dozerman)have been cast in a WW II drama “Red Tails”, produced by George Lucas. They join the growing cast of Wire alums including Andre Royo(Bubbs) and Michael K. Jordan(Wallace).

Melissa Leo has signed on to David Simon’s next project, Treme, which will start filming late this year. Clarke Peters(Lester Freamon) and Wendell Pierce(Detective Bunk) have already signed on. The wait is gonna kill me.