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HBO series trailers: David Simon's Treme, Martin Scorsese directed Boardwalk Empire



Treme_hbo Is it possible to have too much quality TV in your life?

HBO's The Pacific has just started a bold and bloody run, FX's Justified brings Elmore Leonard in the sticks to life tonight, AMC's Breaking Bad returns to new episodes on Sunday and the day after that, Showtime's Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara return with jolting new seasons.

But all of that pales in comparison to the next sentence I'm going to write.

There's a trailer for The Wire creator David Simon's new HBO series.

Called Treme and focused on events three weeks after the flooding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the trailer shows lots of cool stuff to look forward to when the show debuts in April -- criminally under-used actors Wendell Pierce (The Wire) and Khandi Alexander (The Corner, CSI: Miami), totally cool actors Steve Kahn and John Goodman, lots of New Orleans-style jazz, a cameo from Crescent City music legend Allen Toussaint, amazing visuals of a still devastated town and....

Well, I don't want to go too fan boy on you here.

I first saw the trailer on writer David Mills' most-excellent blog, Undercover Black Man. David, a former newspaper journalist, escaped the biz to land in Hollywood, crafting NBC's Kingpin miniseries and now, work on Treme. See David's blog here and the series' official HBO site here.

Check it out:


Steve Buchemi is the most recognizable face in HBO's other new series, a take on prohibition era crime called Boardwalk Empire. Within minutes of this trailer, you can see the influence of Martin Scorsese, who directed the first episode, though the trailer feels like an HBO series version of The Cotton Club or Billy Bathgate.
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[Last modified: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 3:06pm]


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