According to this flier, the HBO series Treme will be “the heartwarming story of the residents of New Orleans Ninth Ward attempting to rebuild their lives after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.” Some might question — some have questioned — the idea of a “heartwarming” fiction connected to post-Katrina life. (Others might at least be interested to learn that this flier was posted in connection with the filming of scenes for the show in, um, Greenpoint, Brooklyn.)
But whatever. I’m still dying to see the show. The Gambit’s blog has posted an official statement/synopsis of its premise here. The item also notes that someone has already started a blog about the show, which I haven’t explored much yet, but will be reading in the days ahead, called Back of Town.
Also there are a couple of trailers for the show, here. I have to admit when I watched the second, more recent one, my reaction was not so good. It looked a bit didactic, and more than little cliched. But it’s just a trailer. And it was fun to see Kermit Ruffins and Allen Toussaint in it. So, I’m still hoping for the best, but as E reminds me, sometimes it’s best not to set expectations too high for this sort of thing.