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TREME: The Complete Second Season - Preview

Treme: Season 2

Preview by Jack Foley

FROM the award-winning writers of The Wire, HBO Home Entertainment announces the April 30, 2012 exclusive Blu-ray release of the Second Season of the two-time Emmy® & Grammy® Awards nominee Treme, to be followed by the DVD on May 28, 2012.

Get the new season early on Blu-ray for a crystal clear hi-definition picture and to experience the ultimate feel of the amazing jazz & blues soundtrack.

Packed with special features, the Blu-ray exclusively presents Down in the Treme, a featurette looking at the music and culture of New Orleans with an interactive guide, along with ‘Episode Previews and Recaps’.

The second season of the acclaimed series about adversity and the human spirit is available to own following a successful broadcast on Sky Atlantic.

Producers David Simon (The Wire, Generation Kill) and Eric Overmyer (Law & Order, Homicide: Life on the Street) are renowned for creating some of the most realistic dramas on TV which completely fits the bill for Treme.

Season 2 sees the return of the outstanding ensemble who have previously worked with David Simon; Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Horrible Bosses), Clarke Peters (The Wire, Damages), Academy Award® nominee Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Homicide, Mildred Pierce) and Khandi Alexander (award-winning performances in David Simon’s The Corner and CSI: Miami).

Steve Zahn (Sunshine Cleaning, Diary of a Wimpy Kid) also stars in his first television series.

Over a year has passed now since hurricane Katrina, but the residents are finding it harder to rebuild their lives, much less hold on to their special cultural identity.

Some have left to become expatriates in places like New York. Others have been forced to sell their homes to outside developers. Crime and drug use are up, corruption and graft has dried up money intended for recovery. So why bother to stay? Because it’s New Orleans, and New Orleans must go on.

The series features cameos by notable real-life New Orleanians and the talents of many of its extraordinary musicians and artists including local legend John Boutte as well as Rappers Juvenile, Big Freedia and Katy Red to name but a few.

With all this talent, it’s unsurprising that the series received two nominations for the 2011 Grammy® Awards (Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for Steve Earle’s This City).

Certificate: 15
Discs: 4 disc set (11 episodes)
Blur-ray Release Date: April 30, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 28, 2012