The Wire is legendary in the realm of modern television.
Now its creator David Simon and writer Eric Overmyer have a new HBO series, set in post-Katrina New Orleans.
Treme (pronounced “Trem-ay”) is named after a neighbourhood in New Orleans. The series is about the rebuilding of the city through the eyes of local musicians -a captivating idea in itself, would we expect anything less?
Simon has said the series will move beyond the music scene to encompass political corruption, the public housing controversy, the criminal-justice system, clashes between police and Mardi Gras Indians, and the struggle to regain the tourism industry after the storm.
The cast includes The Wire‘s Wendell Pierce and Clarke Peters plus Khandi Alexander, Kim Dickens, Melissa Leo, Rob Brown and Steve Zahn.
In a bold style, the trailer features no people, just musical instruments in ominous locations.
HBO will premiere the series following The Pacific.
Source: Ace Showbiz