The Wire creator David Simon is developing a new series at HBO set in New Orleans titled Treme.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the size of the series order is still being determined, with the network eyeing a fall debut.
Treme is a post-Katrina-themed drama that chronicles the rebuilding of New Orleans through the eyes of local musicians.
Simon co-created the project with longtime New Orleans resident Eric Overmyer, after the two former Homicide writers had discussed doing a show set in the Big Easy for years.
"New Orleans is one of the most unique and essential American places, which is also very vulnerable," Simon said.
The Treme cast is led by another New Orleans native, Wendell Pierce, and includes Steve Zahn, Clarke Peters, Khandi Alexander, Melissa Leo, Kim Dickens and Rob Brown.
The series will continue to be filmed in the Crescent City, where the pilot was shot.