‘Treme’ Season 4 Premiere Date Announced by HBO [+Video]

Treme is returning to HBO for its fourth and final season on Sunday, December 1st at 9PM. The final five-episodes of the critically acclaimed David Simon (The Wire) series will pick up 38 months after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Barack Obama has just been elected President and the city has a reason to hope again.

Beginning in Nov. 2008 and ending with the 2009 Mardi Gras, the last episodes will revist the myriad musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians and other New Orleanians whose journeys fans have been following for the past three seasons. Even as hope creeps back into the city’s spirit, police corruption, economic troubles and a broken school system still plague progress. Only the city’s culture continues to thrive and sustain the people.

In addition to the vast returning cast, Treme season four will include musical guests John Boutté, Kermit Ruffins, Michael Doucet, Davis Rogan, Don B, Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, Ellis Marsalis, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Terence Blanchard, Aurora Nealand, Corey Glover, Ed Gerrard, Christie Jourdain, Jon Cleary, Donald Harrison, Jr., Kidd Jordan, Dr. John, Jon Batiste, Charmaine Neville and Tom McDermott. Culinary guests David Chang and Emeril Lagasse will also appear.

To coincide with the premiere announcement, HBO has also released the first season four trailer. Watch it below, and don’t forget to tune into the premiere of Treme‘s final season on Sunday, December 1st at 9PM on HBO.