'Treme' Season 2 premiere: 'When an American city suffered a near-death experience'


The Emmy- and Grammy-nominated and critically acclaimed HBO series "Treme," which chronicles the rebuilding of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, is back with its Season 2 premiere Sunday night (April 24)."We are following the actual timeline of post-Katrina New Orleans as a means of understanding what happened - and what didn't happen - when an American city suffered a near-death experience," says show creator David Simon, "In doing so, we're trying to address ourselves to what the American experiment has become and what possibilities remain for us. We are an urban people now. How we live together - and of what we are capable or incapable of achieving as an urban people is going to define our future. New Orleans and its recent history speaks to that."Recent Oscar-winner Melissa Leo tells Zap2it that in Season 2, her character of Toni is "a bleeding heart not just for left-leaning politics but for music,...



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