At some point during its five year run, The Wire evolved from a lowly rated & unwanted show about the City of Baltimore, to arguably one of the greatest shows ever seen on the small screen. Mixing the stories of cops, dockworkers, city officials, street dealers & heroin abusers, The Wire used memorable characters to speak about the broken promises of the American Dream and its decaying cities. Now David Simon, Eric Overmyer, and HBO bring us the story of New Orleans & its most beloved American creation: Jazz.
Set three months after Hurricane Katrina and the federal incompetence that followed, Treme portrays more of David Simon’s critique of our flawed American criminal-justice system, political institutions, and public housing affairs. On a more personal level, Treme will follow Wendell Pierce, Clarke Peters, and John Goodman, as they struggle to rebuild their homes, their families and their city.
Throughout it all is the music of New Orleans. With appearances by Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Galactic, Trombone Shorty, the Treme Brass Band, Deacon John and the Rebirth Brass Band, this show should be one to follow. Treme premieres at 10 p.m. on Sunday, April 11 (EDT), on HBO.