TREME RETURNS TO HBO CARIBBEAN: The third season of the drama series will premiere September 30th in the Caribbean

HBO Latin America announced the September 30th third season premiere of Treme in the Caribbean. The drama series follows the people of New Orleans who continue to rebuild their lives, their homes and their culture in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane that caused the near-death of an American city. During this new season, the city continues to rise up to reclaim its unique cultural roots.

Consisting of 10 one-hour episodes, the new season takesplace from Fall 2007 to Spring 2008, while rampant crime and government ineptitude continue to cripple the city’s recovery, and outside profiteers look to cash in on short-term gains. The series’ focus is still on ordinary people, but they no longer accept their lack of influence on the institutions that have controlled the city.

Diminished by grief and loss, but fed up with incompetence and graft among police and city officials, the characters in Treme begin to make inroads in demanding that their music, art and well-being be protected. Through a murder prosecution that unites several players, Treme will also explore the city’s handling of justice, schools and politics, while charting the inspiring, grassroots efforts to preserve the individuality ofthis most iconic of American cities.

The characters from the first two seasons, whose resilience was challenged once the national spotlight dimmed, are seen renewing their commitment to their city, presenting a more unifiedfront in their efforts to rebuild their lives. Both chef Janette Desautel (Kim Dickens) and jazz trumpeter Delmond Lambreaux (Rob Brown), who left for NewYork in Season 2, return to New Orleans in Season 3, though their homecomings yield mixed results.

Returning cast members include Wendell Pierce (The Wire), Khandi Alexander (CSI: Miami, The Corner), Clarke Peters (The Wire, The Corner), Rob Brown (Finding Forrester), Steve Zahn (Sunshine Cleaning), Kim Dickens (Deadwood), Melissa Leo (Oscar®,Golden Globe and SAG Awards for The Fighter), Michiel Huisman (The YoungVictoria), Lucia Micarelli (classical violinist), David Morse (St Elsewhere), India Ennenga (The Women) and Jon Seda (The Pacific). Chris Coy (True Blood) joins the cast as L.P. Everett, a young reporter recently arrived from California who’s looking to break open a police cover-up of post-Katrina murders.

Treme gains its name from one of New Orleans’ oldest neighborhoods, an important center of African-American and Creole culture and the birthplace of jazz itself. Shot on location in New Orleans and New York, Treme willcontinue to feature cameos by notable real-life personalities and artists associated with New Orleans music and New York cuisine like Glen David Andrews, Derrick Tabb, Phil Frazier, David Chang, Oliver Thomas, Alynda Lee Segarra,David Scott Swarers, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Eric Ripert, Wylie Dufresne, Tom Colicchio, Alfred Portale and Jonathan Waxman, Don Bartholomew, Linzay Young, Eric Frey, John Boutté, Quintron, Miss Pussycat, Jacques Morial, Spencer Bohren, Cornell Williams, Clint Maedgen, Freddie Lonzo, Mario Carbone, RichTorrisi, Delfeayo Marsalis, David Chang, Meschiya Lake, Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, Little Freddie King and Irving Bannister, Jr.

Treme Season 3 was created by David Simon (HBO’s The Corner, The Wire and Generation Kill), and Eric Overmyer (Homicide: Life on the Street); Executive Producers David Simon, Nina K. Noble, Eric Overmyer, George Pelecanos and Carolyn Strauss; Co-Executive Producer Anthony Hemingway; Producer Joseph Incaprera; Writers and Directors include Anthony Bourdain and Jim McKay.

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