March 17, 2010 07:09:59 GMT
The HBO drama gives glimpses of the characters, the celebration of music and the challenges faced after Katrina struck the area.
After a teaser trailer without any plot or human being in sight, HBO releases the trailer of "Treme" that has the characters but still little of the plot. The new series is a post-katrina-themed drama that chronicles the rebuilding of New Orleans through the eyes of local musicians.
From David Simon, creator of "The Wire", "Treme" begins in fall 2005, three months after Hurricane Katrina and the massive engineering failure in which flood control failed throughout New Orleans, flooding 80 percent of the city and displacing hundreds of thousands of residents. Fictional events depicted in the series will honor the actual chronology of political, economic and cultural events following the storm.
Starring in the series are Clarke Peters, Khandi Alexander, Kim Dickens, Melissa Leo, Rob Brown, and Steve Zahn among others. HBO plan to premiere it on April 11. But before that, there will be a charity event held on March 27 to benefit New Orleans Musicians Clinic. Several items to be auctioned are an extra role on "Treme", a character named after the bidder, a guitar signed by Bruce Springsteen and several tickets to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show".