HBO’s Treme and the Stories of the Storm: From New Orleans as Disaster Myth to Groundbreaking Television


  • Jim Wittebols


As a fan of the show, I was eager to read this book as it comes from UDC member Robin Andersen of Fordham University. Treme was conceived and produced by David Simon and Eric Overmyer, as a follow up to their critically received The Wire. The intention of the story in Treme was to look at a working-class neighborhood in the aftermath of the 2006 hurricane and the subsequent flooding of New Orleans. The show premiered in 2010 and lasted 36 episodes over 4 seasons.