'Wire' Creator Heads to New Orleans
Simon will explore New Orleans in his next project for
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"Treme" is named for a New Orleans neighborhood that's home to a number of musicians. It will chronicle the lives of performers who live there as well as the city's struggles to rebuild itself following Hurricane Katrina. Simon penned the pilot script with Eric Overmyer, who counts episodes of "The Wire" and
Cutler gained Beltway notoriety a few years back for writing Washingtonienne, a blog chronicling her sexual exploits as a congressional staffer. She was fired from her job after being outed as the author but parlayed her fame into a book deal.
Finally, Winter is writing "Boardwalk Empire," which has been in development for some time but only recently got the go-ahead to film a pilot. The show, based on a book of the same title by Nelson Johnson, will tell the story of Atlantic City's rise as a gambling mecca in the first half of the 20th century. Scorsese is exec producing with the