Sunday, March 8, 2009

I don't mean to brag, but...

Posted By on Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 2:27 PM

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Photograph by Jonathan Bachman

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Remember back in January when we talked to Wendell Pierce at a Hornets game and the conversation touched on him filming a pilot for the HBO series "Treme"? Or perhaps you noticed that blurb under his picture on our report on Chris Paul's shoe release party. The one where Pierce talks about working with series creator David Simon. Well, in case you forgot, here are those quotes again:

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  • From the game post: "Pierce, a New Orleans native, is getting ready to start shooting the new HBO series “Treme” set in the neighborhood of the same name. ... Pierce didn’t get his big break until he starred in HBO’s acclaimed series “The Wire.” If you have any doubts about HBO’s seriousness in making a successful series based in New Orleans, take heart in the fact that it will feature many of the same people from “The Wire” including the show’s creator.
  • From the shoe release party: "... the new HBO show he’s filming down here, “Treme.”  Pierce had some encouraging things to say about the pilot:

    David [Simon, the show's creator] has the sensibility of character that a lot of folks don’t have. And he can come to a city and really identify something that’s really unique. I think he’s tapped into that. The one thing, if we don’t make it, it won’t be for the fact that we’re not authentic. We’ll be very authentic.

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I just wanted to point out that, while we didn't have stories that were specifically about "Treme", we did have not one, but two posts that included pertinent details about the show. And I only point that out because the Times-Picayune's television finally wrote up a story about the possible series last night.

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So, to recap, The Gambit's sports writer's stories that mention "Treme": 2. Times-Picayune's television writer's stories about "Treme": 1.

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Just saying.

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