“The Wire” creator to take on New Orleans

This I will want to see…

NEW YORK – David Simon has made the streets of Baltimore famous with
gritty television dramas such as “The Wire,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” and “The Corner.” Now he wants to take on the Big Easy.

The next series he hopes to produce for HBO is about musicians reconstituting their lives in New Orleans, he told The New Yorker for its issue hitting newsstands Monday.

Simon, whose dramas are known for their authenticity and detail, has been spending time there researching the music scene.

“This show will be a way of making a visual argument that cities
matter,” Simon said. “‘The Wire’ has never done that. I certainly never
said or wanted to say that Baltimore
is not worth saving, or that it can’t be saved. But I think some people
watching the show think, Why don’t they just move away?”

A goal of the show will be to celebrate the glories of an American
city, and “why we need to accept ourselves as an urban people,” Simon

UPDATE: Here is a link toThe New Yorker article. Really good article

3 thoughts on ““The Wire” creator to take on New Orleans

  1. Me too! Wow, a show intended to HELP improve opinions of those not in love w/this city…LOVE IT! And showcasing talented residents instead of focussing on the criminal element…Huzzah!!!

  2. I’ll follow David Simon to Mars, but it’s worth noting he loves cities in a way that does not endear him to the local tourism boards. The show, if it gets off the ground, will celebrate New Orleans, but it’ll be a hard headed celebration.

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