AceShowbiz - The first trailer of "Treme" a new drama series by HBO has been unleashed, revealing none of the human but music instruments scattered in some places. "Treme" is a post-Katrina-themed drama that chronicles the rebuilding of New Orleans through the eyes of local musicians. The title is derived from a neighborhood in the city.
The men behind the series are the same persons who created the critically-acclaimed "The Wire". David Simon and Eric Overmyer teamed up once again to expose the aftermath of natural disaster in a series that would star %cWendell Pierce% and %cClarke Peters%. The former actor would be an accomplished jazz trombonist while the latter would be a Mardi Gras Indian tribe leader.
Back in 2008, Simon said, the series will explore 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. "It's basically a post-Katrina history of the city. It will be rooted in events that everybody knows," Simon said.
Others in the cast ensemble are %cKhandi Alexander%, %cKim Dickens%, %cMelissa Leo%, %cRob Brown% and %cSteve Zahn%. "Treme" is scheduled to air after miniseries "The Pacific" wraps up in March. Rumor has it, it would be on April 11.