HBO’s new drama ‘Treme,’ set in post-Katrina New Orleans, is renewed for 2nd season

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

HBO’s new drama ‘Treme’ renewed for 2nd season

NEW YORK — HBO says its new drama “Treme” (truh-MAY’) has been picked up for a second season just days after its series premiere.

The show is set in New Orleans in fall 2005, three months after Hurricane Katrina. “Treme” tracks the lives of a diverse group of residents as they rebuild their lives and the neighborhood that lends the show its name. Cast members include Wendell Pierce, Kim Dickens, Melissa Leo and John Goodman.

The series was co-created by David Simon, whose past credits include HBO’s acclaimed “The Wire,” ”Generation Kill” and “The Corner.”

HBO announced Tuesday that production will resume in New Orleans this fall.

“Treme” attracted 1.4 million viewers for its debut. It airs at 10 p.m. Sunday.

April 14, 2010: 4:22 pm

Can’t wait to see this. I know it’s going to be quite moving. As a tourist stuck in the Superdome I am most interested in seeing how accurate the portrayals are.

I’m pleased they are using many local actors and extras in NOLA so this will be a boost to the area.

Paul Harris
Author, “Diary From the Dome, Reflections on Fear and Privilege During Katrina”

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