Treme is a show produced for HBO which primarily takes place in New Orleans. It follows the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The show contains adult language, nudity, violence, and frequent drug use. Music and food are significant motifs. The show follows multiple intertwined story lines based upon many characters. The cast includes both new and veteran actors. Executive producers on the show are veterans David Simon and Eric Overmyer. Treme is comprised of three full seasons and a fourth and shortened final season.
The following are major characters, the actors that play them, and a brief overview of the story lines that surrounds them:
Steve Zahn plays Davis McAlary. He's a part-time D.J. constantly getting in trouble with his work ethic. He's a dreamer and a musician. He sings mostly humorous songs. Davis also has an incredible knowledge of the history of musicians from New Orleans. His character is frequently intertwined with that of violinist Annie Tee (Lucia Micarelli) starting in season two.
Wendell Pierce plays Antoine Batiste. He is a trombone player trying to make ends meet through music. He is consistently ambitious and demanding.
Oscar winner Melissa Leo plays Antoinette "Toni" Bernette. She is a top defense lawyer with a troubled daughter, Sofia (India Ennenga). Throughout the seasons she is often representing other characters in court, as well as trying to help solve murders and other crimes that occurred during the hurricane.
David Morse plays Terry Colson. He is friends with Mrs. Bernette and is sometimes ridiculed for that friendship as he is a police officer. He is struggling with a divorce, as well as rampant police corruption in New Orleans.
Clarke Peters plays Albert "Big Chief" Lambreaux. He is a stubborn man deeply imbued with the culture of the Indian. He is constantly struggling against legal and family matters.
Kim Dickens plays Jane Desautel. She is a superior chef facing dilemmas of staying in New Orleans and running her own restaurant or living in New York working for another chef.
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Treme Full Episode Guide
- First Aired: December 08, 2013
Lambreaux receives news that his cancer has spread; Delmond toys with Terence Blanchard in New York; Annie wins song of the year for "This City"; violence strikes one of Batiste's students.
- First Aired: December 01, 2013
In the fourth season premiere, the city celebrates the election of Barack Obama; Desautel opens her own Bywater restaurant; LaDonna rebuilds Gigi's bar; school band director Batiste begins investing his efforts into his students' lives.
- First Aired: November 25, 2012
Davis and Cheeky Blakk go “full ghetto” on Davis’ farewell to the musician’s life. Tim Feeny reveals himself and his intentions to Janette when he discovers she's hosting an unauthorized benefit for Gigi’s. Delmond says goodbye to the powers that be. Toni is hopeful Joey Abreu’s killer may be prosecuted.
- First Aired: November 18, 2012
Janette gets attacked by crawfish ravioli. Terry endures an assault and learns his position at the NOPD is impossible. LaDonna learns the truth of the threatening gestures.
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