The Wire Creator David Simon Working on Musical About The Pogues
David Simon, best known for creating HBO series The Wire and Treme, has announced that his next project will be a new stage musical based on the iconic Irish folk-punk band The Pogues. Simon has reportedly turned in a first draft of a script for the musical, which is expected to be centered on the lyrical content of Pogues’ songs. Additional details have yet to be confirmed.
It should come as no surprise that the drama writer is an avid fan of the band; The Pogues’ music has appeared in multiple episodes of The Wire, and Spider Stacy—Pogues vocalist/tinwhistle player—plays James “Slim Jim” Lynch on Treme.