Treme Kicks Off Season 3 in September
HBO’s Treme returns for a 10 episode season three beginning September 23rd at 10pm PT/ET. Says series creator David Simon: “We’ve committed ourselves to documenting post-Katrina New Orleans in a way that takes relatively few liberties with what was actually at stake. These are not mayors or police chiefs or gangsters battling for the future of their society. These characters are ordinary people – musicians, laborers, bar owners, fishermen, cooks – who couldn’t bear to walk away from what they understood to be great about their city. Their only weapon was the culture of New Orleans – its music, its food, its traditions, its street life. That’s what has brought the city back to the extent that it has returned.”
The ensemble cast of Treme includes Wendell Pierce as Antoine Batiste, Khandi Alexander as LaDonna Batiste-Williams, Clarke Peters as Albert Lambreaux, Rob Brown as Delmond Lambreaux, Steve Zahn as Davis McAlary, Kim Dickens as Janette Desautel, Melissa Leo as Toni Bernette, Lucia Micarelli as Annie Tee, Michiel Huisman as Sonny, David Morse as Terry Colson, Jon Seda as Nelson Hidalgo, India Ennenga as Sofia Bernette, and new cast member Chris Coy as L.P. Everett.
First, the people came back. Then, the crime. Now, more than two years after the near death of a great city, the money is starting to arrive, which would sound like a solution if this were some place other than New Orleans, and this was some other era but America at the millennium.
For the people of New Orleans, even the promises of redevelopment come with strings attached, and every dollar that shows up – whether from government disaster relief, or from venture capital, or even from those seeking to remake New Orleans in the wake of Katrina – carries with it new dynamics and new risks. National interest has waned, moving on to the next headline, but those who know and love the Crescent City have no choice. They must find their way back to what matters in the life of their city. However, little of what they can bring to bear yields a quick result, and nothing about New Orleans – its government, its police department and courtrooms, its school system – works as it should. Nothing is easy.
In the end, their only weapons are community. And culture.
Treme September 2012 Episodes:
Episode #22: “Knock with Me – Rock with Me”
Debut: SUNDAY, SEPT. 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Sept. 23 (midnight), 25 (10:00 p.m.), 26 (midnight) and 27 (3:50 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Sept. 24 (10:00 p.m.), 28 (11:00 p.m.) and 29 (9:00 p.m.)
Antoine Batiste flirts with martyrdom; Janette Desautel encounters her old nemesis,Enrico Brulard (Victor Slezak), and a new suitor; Delmond and Albert Lambreaux debut their Indian-jazz album; Toni Bernette meets L.P. Everett, a new ally in her investigation of post-Katrina killings; LaDonna Batiste-Williams finds living with in-laws is its own kind of hell; Sonny is in an in-law hell of his own, and he and Linh (Hong Chau) aren’t even married; Nelson Hidalgo is barking up new money trees.
Story by David Simon & Anthony Bourdain; teleplay by David Simon; directed by Anthony Hemingway.
Episode #23: “Saints”
Debut: SUNDAY, SEPT. 30 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Sept. 30 (midnight) and Oct. 2 (10:00 p.m.), 3 (midnight) and 4 (3:40 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Oct. 1 (10:00 p.m.), 5 (11:00 p.m.), 6 (9:00 p.m.) and 13 (8:00 p.m.)
Antoine’s students show interest and Annie’s demo hits the mark; Sonny and Linh show interest, but no marks are hit; L.P. Everett’s new case has smoke and fire; heat at the in-laws’ house forces LaDonna to move; Hidalgo discovers a new angle; Janette’s resistance slips; Albert learns he has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Written by Eric Overmyer; directed by Jim McKay.