David Mills, one of the writers and producers on 'The Wire' died unexpectedly a few days ago. It was the involvement of Mills that convinced HBO to let David Simon make the 2000 TV series 'The Corner'. Mills went on to play a big part in the five seasons of The Wire, writing one of my favourite episodes, the season 5 episode 'React Quotes', where Omar gets ambushed in Monk's apartment by Chris, Snoop and Michael.
Mills was working on David Simon's new series 'Treme' when he died. Set in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, 'Treme' starts in just over a week in America. Taken from Mills' blog 'Undercover Black Man' below is a 14 minute preview of the show.