Coming to HBO: Treme

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While no television show may ever compare to The Wire, fans of that series should set their DVR this fall for Treme.

Created by David Simon, the genius behind The Wire, the drama will focus on the lives of New Orleans residents that are attempting to rebuild their lives in the ravaged city a few years after Hurricane Katrina.

Wendell Pierce

Treme is named for the neighborhood in which the show is set, an area adjacent to the French Quarter that was an early home for free black residents and carries a long history.

New Orleans native and The Wire alum Wendell Pierce (pictured) will star as a jazz musician in the series.

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Treme Quotes

The flooding of New Oreleans was a man-made catastrophe. A federal fuck-up of epic proportions.


I'm this close to getting a new water heater. Think you could float me a loan?


Treme Music

  Song Artist
Lake charles 1 Lake Charles Lucinda Williams iTunes
Think deep Think Deep Coleman Hawkins iTunes
Right place wrong time Right Place, Wrong Time Dr. John iTunes