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Treme 

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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.
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4   3   2   1   Unknown  
2013   2012   2011   2010  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Khandi Alexander ...  LaDonna Batiste-Williams 38 episodes, 2010-2013
Rob Brown ...  Delmond Lambreaux 38 episodes, 2010-2013
Kim Dickens ...  Janette Desautel 38 episodes, 2010-2013
Melissa Leo ...  Toni Bernette 38 episodes, 2010-2013
Lucia Micarelli ...  Annie 38 episodes, 2010-2013
Clarke Peters ...  Albert Lambreaux 38 episodes, 2010-2013
Wendell Pierce ...  Antoine Batiste 38 episodes, 2010-2013
Steve Zahn ...  Davis McAlary 38 episodes, 2010-2013
Michiel Huisman ...  Sonny 35 episodes, 2010-2013
India Ennenga ...  Sofia Bernette 33 episodes, 2010-2013
Phyllis Montana LeBlanc ...  Desiree 32 episodes, 2010-2013
David Morse ...  Lt. Terry Colson 31 episodes, 2010-2013
Lance E. Nichols ...  Larry Williams 29 episodes, 2010-2013
Jon Seda ...  Nelson Hidalgo 26 episodes, 2011-2013
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine ...  Jacques Jhoni / ... 26 episodes, 2010-2013
Davi Jay Davi Jay ...  Robinette 21 episodes, 2010-2013
Otto DeJean Otto DeJean ...  George Cotrell 21 episodes, 2010-2013
Derrick Freeman Derrick Freeman ...  Voice Actor / ... 19 episodes, 2010-2013
Edwina Findley Dickerson ...  Davina Lambreaux 19 episodes, 2010-2013
Dan Ziskie ...  C.J. Liguori 18 episodes, 2011-2013
Jaron Williams Jaron Williams ...  Robert 17 episodes, 2011-2013
Sean-Michael Bruno ...  Randall Batiste 17 episodes, 2010-2013
Renwick D. Scott II ...  Alcide 16 episodes, 2010-2013
Venida Evans ...  Mrs. Brooks / ... 16 episodes, 2010-2013
Walter Harris ...  Franklin 15 episodes, 2010-2013
Lloyd Watts ...  Jerome Cherry 14 episodes, 2010-2011
Elizabeth Ashley ...  Aunt Mimi 14 episodes, 2010-2013
Henry Griffin Henry Griffin ...  Henry / ... 14 episodes, 2010-2013
Eddie Vanison Eddie Vanison ...  Memphis Ronnie 14 episodes, 2010-2013
Cornell Williams Cornell Williams ...  Self 14 episodes, 2011-2012
Lara Grice ...  Voice Actor / ... 13 episodes, 2010-2012
John Goodman ...  Creighton Bernette 13 episodes, 2010-2011
Hong Chau ...  Linh 13 episodes, 2011-2013
Keith Hart Keith Hart ...  Darren Lecoeur 13 episodes, 2011-2013
Kesha Bullard Kesha Bullard ...  Actor / ... 10 episodes, 2011-2012
Chris Coy ...  L.P. Everett 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Jeffrey John Carisalez Jeffrey John Carisalez ...  Arnie 11 episodes, 2010-2013
Tre Styles ...  John 11 episodes, 2011-2013
Sam Robards ...  Tim Feeny 11 episodes, 2012-2013
Davis Rogan Davis Rogan ...  Self / ... 11 episodes, 2010-2013
Mario Abney Mario Abney ...  Self 11 episodes, 2010-2012
Gralen Bryant Banks ...  Voice Actor / ... 11 episodes, 2010-2012
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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.

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Taglines:

Won't Bow Don't Know How.

Genres:

Drama | Music

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Wendell Pierce is not a trombonist. He started taking lessons when he was cast as a trombonist, so his handling of the instrument would look credible on-screen. When Antoine Batiste plays, a professional trombone player off-screen provides the actual music. In season 4, a version of this behind-the-scenes story plays out in one of Antoine's story lines, when Antoine is hired to teach a non-trombonist actor (Lanny Fox, played by Wilson Bethel) to fake playing the trombone credibly during a movie shoot. See more »

Goofs

The computer John Goodman's character uses is running Windows Vista and Office 2007 (you can tell from the user interface), yet that software wasn't released when the series took place (in 2005). See more »

Connections

Followed by Treme Musical Performances: The Greatest Love (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Treme Song
(uncredited)
(main title)
Performed by John Boutte
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Beautifully shot; very real.
19 April 2010 | by ProfessoressaSee all my reviews

As a local who lived here during Katrina, I find this show particularly moving and powerful.

There have been so many films, documentaries, novels, etc. about New Orleans, and most tend to sensationalize or to give non-locals what they want or expect to see. This is the most real portrait of the city I've seen, and it does justice to the spirit of the city. Living here is a strange experience because it feels like a small town: you run into the same people again and again; people are always eager to show newcomers where to eat or drink or listen to music; people are very friendly; people do tend to cringe when visitors never stray from Bourbon (even though Bourbon is fun); people do have a fierce loyalty to local bars, restaurants, etc. Simon really captures all of this in the show.

I never saw The Wire, but I'm impressed with the style of giving snapshots of the city or characters to build portraits of the people and the atmosphere - particularly the second line parade, John Goodman's character reading the Tulane renewal plan (brought back some painful memories for me personally), the Mardi Gras Indian practice, the reaction of people walking into a house or bar for the first time since the storm and surveying the damage.

My main concern for this show: I have no idea how non-New Orleanians will feel about it. So much of my enjoyment of the show is rooted in seeing people I know and finally seeing a director do justice to some of the most wonderful things about this city. But I'm not sure how I would feel if I weren't so emotionally invested in it.


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Official Sites:

HBO [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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16:9 HD
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