I was hooked on this show about New Orleans life three months after Hurricane Katrina as soon as I had watched the first five minutes and apparently, HBO feels even stronger about it that I do. Why do I say that? Because the cable network has already given a second season order to Treme after only airing the first episode.
According to reports, Treme, created by The Wire‘s David Simon and Eric Overmyer, is already tracking higher than Simon’s previous effort and has drawn 1.1 million viewers for its first airing. However, as HBO is a cable network and doesn’t really care that much about ratings, they have obviously given the show another season for a different reason.
“This is too good of a show and too important of a show not to invest in a second season,” HBO’s president of programming Michael Lombardo said. I could not agree more.
Production on the second season of the show, starring Wendell Pierce, Steve Zahn, Clarke Peters, John Goodman, Kim Dickens and Khandi Alexander, will start in the fall in New Orleans. Now if I can just get them to bring back Rome and Deadwood.