Listen up all you Wire nerds (myself included), that noise you hear coming across the television newswire today is the sweet sound of quality programming returning to the small screen. HBO has officially picked up the latest series from David Simon, creator of the best television show ever, The Wire.
Fans of David Simon's The Wire would be satisfied if the producer's next project, Treme, is half as good as the critically acclaimed HBO show about crime, cops, and corruption in the streets of Baltimore. But if the cast Simon has assembled holds up, Treme could be a contender for Simon's best work.
Premiere Date: April 11th, 2010. This musician-themed HBO TV series is set in a New Orleans neighborhood. From the creator who brought you The Wire (David Simon), "Treme" follows the lives of struggling artists and musicians in aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
"Treme" refers to one of the oldest neighborhoods in New Orleans where the African-American and Creole culture come together.
The cast of "Treme" includes: Wendell Pierce as Antoine Batiste, Clarke Peters as Albert Lambreaux, Khandi Alexander as Ladonna Batiste, Steve Zahn as Davis Rogan, Kim Dickens as Janette Desautel, Rob Brown as Delmond Lambreaux and Melissa Leo.