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NPR Fresh Air Talks With Treme Creators

April 6, 2010

Terry Gross interviews David Simon and Eric Overmyer.

Unlike The Wire, Treme is not about drugs or rampant corruption among city officials. Instead, the series follows ordinary New Orleans citizens as they attempt to rebuild their lives following Hurricane Katrina. Overmyer tells Terry Gross that the decision to leave the grittiness behind in Baltimore was a conscious choice.

Never mind that attempts to rebuild their lives following The Flood are mostly stymied by rampant corruption among city and state and federal government officials. That’s a story for Season 4.  I like these statements by Overmyer:

“Who are you going to get to play Dr. John? Who are you going to get to play Kermit Ruffins? … WWOZ is so important to the musical culture of New Orleans, we really couldn’t do a show about music in New Orleans and not use WWOZ.”

As of this posting, the time remaining until Treme drops is 130 hours, 40 minutes and 8 seconds.

One Comment
  1. rickngentilly permalink
    April 8, 2010 12:00 am

    ashley just got props from david simon on the colbert report.

    they also fleshed out the clip of goodman playing ash a little bit.

    you go ash-mo.

    ” i’m cooler than a cucumber up the arch bishop’s ass.”

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