HBO unveiled more details about Treme, the New Orleans-set series from The Wire genius David Simon, and it sounds amazing. After The Corner, Homicide: Life on the Street, The Wire, and Generation Kill, I think a lot of us would follow Simon et al pretty much anywhere.
The show is scheduled to debut April 11.
Treme is set three months after Hurricane Katrina and “follows musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians and ordinary New Orleanians as they try to rebuild their lives, their homes and their unique culture,” according to HBO’s press release. Wire alums Wendell Pierce and Clarke Peters star, along with former Homicide star Melissa Leo, John Goodman, Khandi Alexander, Steve Zahn, Kim Dickens, and Rob Brown.
Homicide is my favorite cop show ever, and The Wire is one of the greatest dramas in the history of television. Treme has some serious shoes to fill, but I’m not worried at all. Where do we sign, PopWatchers?