HBO Renews ‘Treme’ for Fourth and Final Season


The post-Hurricane Katrina series Treme just got its start on its third season last night over on HBO and now the good news has come down from the network that the series will get one more season – its fourth and final season – anticipated to air sometime next year.

There is no exact word on how many episodes for which this final season will consist, but it will be shorter than any other season to date. Co-creators David Simon and Eric Overmyer spoke to an audience in New Orleans, getting to see an early screening of the season premiere, that this final season was “hard fought”. They shared this with The Hollywood Reporter, “…upon viewing the 10 (season-three episodes) that we gave them and what we’ve done, they want to see the end of the story. They fought very hard to give us half a loaf. We’re going to take it and run”.

‘Treme’ chronicles the struggles of a diverse group of residents as they rebuild their lives and their city in one of New Orleans’ oldest neighborhoods, a historically important source of African-American music and culture. The ensemble cast includes Wendell Pierce (‘The Wire’), Khandi Alexander (‘CSI:  Miami’), Clarke Peters (‘Damages’), Rob Brown (‘Stop-Loss’), Steve Zahn (‘A Perfect Getaway’), Kim Dickens (‘Deadwood’), Melissa Leo (‘The Fighter’, Lucia Micarelli; Michiel Huisman (‘The Young Victoria’), David Morse (‘The Hurt Locker’), India Ennenga, and Jon Seda (‘The Pacific’).

The series has received critical acclaim since its debut, but has struggled to find an audience, ranking as HBO’s lowest rated drama during its sophomore season.

The next new episode of ‘Treme’, currently in its third season, will air this Sunday, September 30 at 10/9c.