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"Treme" Season 4, complete series sets announced

By Rich Heldenfels Published: December 12, 2013

The official word: Over the course of its four seasons, Treme®, David Simon and Eric Overmyer's critically acclaimed follow up to the legendary HBO® hit The Wire, has used the interweaving tales of a community of musicians, artists, politicians and regular citizens of New Orleans to shine a light on the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina and to demonstrate that the power of music and cultural traditions can overcome corruption. The Emmy®-nominated series will be released as a complete series day-and-date with the final season box set on January 28, 2014, a few short weeks after the on-air series finale. Treme: The Complete Series will be available exclusively on Blu-ray for $134.99. Pricing for Treme: The Complete Fourth Season will be $49.99 (BD) and $39.98 (DVD); it will also be available as a Digital Download.

Treme: The Complete Series begins three months after the storm-when more than half the population of New Orleans is still displaced and the city is left wrecked, muddied and cased in mold-and follows the stories of a community of locals trying to piece their lives back together. Over the course of the series, years pass and as the city slowly recovers, crime rates and corruption rise as newcomers try to capitalize on the city's rebuilding efforts. Throughout, the ordinary people of the Big Easy must band together to demand that their music, art and well-being be protected against opposing institutions. The complete series includes all 36 episodes from all four seasons, plus all of the extra features from each individual release that highlight the music, food and culture of the show. Also included is a bonus disc that offers more than a dozen music videos from the series.


Treme: The Complete Fourth Season: Beginning in 2008 and culminating at Mardi Gras 2009, the new season revisits the musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians and other familiar New Orleanians who continue to rebuild their lives, their homes and their culture in the aftermath Katrina. Heightened by the historic election of President Barack Obama, the promise of economic and cultural recovery in New Orleans is tempered by sobering economics, continued police corruption and the ongoing specter of violence and crime. More than three years after the flood, nothing in the civic firmament seems to work as it should. New Orleanians are subject to corrupt and brutal law enforcement, a fragile school system and economic priorities that almost willfully exclude the people who need help. But one thing works: the culture.


The ensemble cast of Treme includes: Wendell Pierce as Antoine Batiste; Khandi Alexander as LaDonna Batiste-Williams; Clarke Peters as Albert Lambreaux; Rob Brown as Delmond Lambreaux; Steve Zahn as Davis McAlary; Kim Dickens as Janette Desautel; Oscar® winner Melissa Leo as Toni Bernette; John Goodman as Creighton Bernette; Lucia Micarelli as Annie Tee; Michiel Huisman as Sonny; David Morse as Terry Colson; Jon Seda as Nelson Hidalgo; India Ennenga as Sofia Bernette; and Chris Coy as L.P. Everett.


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