Life after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans try to rebuild their lives, their homes, and their unique culture in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in the USA.
Creators: Eric Overmyer, David Simon
Directed by: Anthony Hemingway, Ernest R. Dickerson, Agnieszka Holland, Jim McKay, Brad Anderson, Simon Cellan Jones, Adam Davidson, Roxann Dawson, Tim Robbins, Alex Hall
Written by: Eric Overmyer, David Simon, George Pelecanos, Anthony Bourdain, Lolis Eric Elie, Tom Piazza, David Mills, Mari Kornhauser, James Yoshimura, Davis Rogan, Jordan Hirsch, Micah Kibodeaux, Chris Offutt, Jen Ralston, Chris Rose, Chris Yakaitis
Production years: 2010-2013
Production company: Home Box Office (HBO)
Michiel Huisman as: Daario Naharis
From David Simon, creator of ‘The Wire’ and ‘Generation Kill,’ and Eric Overmyer, writer-producer of ‘Homicide’ and ‘Law & Order,’ ‘Treme’ is set in post-Katrina New Orleans. It chronicles the struggles of a diverse group of residents as they rebuild their lives and their city. ‘Treme,’ pronounced Truh-may, takes its title from the name of one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, an historically important source of African-American music and culture.
Season 1 began in fall of 2005, three months after Hurricane Katrina. Season 2 picks up 14 months after the federal levees failed. While many of the old challenges persist, much has changed. The profiteers have arrived, though the insurance checks haven’t. Crime is on the rise, but the ability of the police department to keep pace with the criminals is questionable. Life in New Orleans is getting better, but it’s not happening fast enough to keep residents from wondering whether things would be easier, better, elsewhere.
What keeps the city afloat through all of this is its culture. Mardi Gras Indian chief Albert Lambreaux (Clarke Peters) is sewing in preparation for Mardi Gras. The social aid and pleasure clubs are getting ready to hit the streets in their colorful, fast step finery. And those loveable rogues, Davis McAlary (Steve Zahn) and Antoine Batiste (Wendell Pierce) have cooked up a new set of schemes on and off the bandstand.
Sonny, a street musician from Amsterdam, dreamed of one day moving to New Orleans and living the musician life. His lack of discipline made familiar demons difficult to shake, but the newlywed Sonny is sober and searching for a way to marry musician life with domestic life.
Treme was Michiel’s first role in the US.
Air Dates: April 10 – June 20, 2010
Season 1 Episodes:
Air Dates: April 24 – July 3, 2011
Season 2 Episodes:
Season 3 Episodes:
Air Dates: Dec 1 – Dec 29, 2013
Season 4 Episodes: