I don’t get excited very often about television. Hell, I barely watch the damn thing. But I’ve made it well-known that my all-time favorite television show was HBO’s “The Wire,” created and produced by David Simon. A few months ago, we reported that Simon had another show in the works that HBO picked up. Fellow “Wire” junkie Seth had this to say about it back then:
He started working on “Treme” shortly after “The Wire” wrapped, turning his focus to post-Katrina New Orleans. Simon has talked about how the intent of this show is to intimately focus on the people, and the city itself, trying to rebuild themselves from the brink of utter devastation.
The show looks nothing less than amazing. Amazing cast. Amazing production. A-fucking-mazing cinematography. A couple “Wire” alums are participating: Wendell Pierce and Clarke Peters. The show will also feature John Goodman, Steve Zahn, Melissa Leo, Khandi Alexander, Kim Dickens, and Rob Brown.
Coupled with the fact that Kermit Ruffins, trumpeter extraordinaire for The Rebirth Brass Band, collaborated on the music (and I believe it’s their “Do Watcha Wanna” featured in the trailer), and I am officially losing my shit. Here’s the trailer:
Pretty goddamn impressive, no? Also, a quick musical plug: If you have not listened to Ruffins in any of his incarnations — with Rebirth, with The Barbecue Swingers, hell, anything, you owe it to yourself to start now. So consider this my present to you:
(h/t to my friend Scott for the heads up on the trailer)