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Khandi Alexander

As 'Treme' ends, David Simon takes a hard-eyed look at what's ahead

As 'Treme' ends, David Simon takes a hard-eyed look at what's ahead

In two decades of covering David Simon’s television career, one thing I can say with absolute certainty is that he was never boring or predictable.

And he came through again last week in an interview that I had imagined as a simple Q&A advancing the five-episode series finale of “Treme,” which starts at 9 Sunday night on HBO.

In my last question, I asked what was next for him. And I was surprised to hear the creator of “The Wire,” which many analysts rightfully consider the greatest series in the history of prime-time television, say he might be leaving the medium.

“I don’t know,” Simon said. “I turned in work...

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