Though The Wire played at creating a show with no fixed central character, ultimately McNulty stood out as a main protagonist that the audience identified with and was asked to follow more closely. He was the first character viewers meet in the first episode, and he’s the last character we see at the close of the final season. But Treme has achieved the formally audacious task of having no fixed central character. The New Orleans of Treme is defined by its polyvocality.