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HBO Orders Follow-Up to 'When the Levees Broke,' Sets 'Treme' Premiere Date

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Jan 15th 2010 12:25PM
HBO has announced that Spike Lee's Peabody Award winning documentary 'When the Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts' will be getting the follow-up treatment.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the documentary is set to start shooting today, with Lee taking his eye on New Orleans and the Katrina aftermath five years later. Lee's original series won accolades for its compelling depiction of New Orleans' citizens and how they coped within the aftermath of the tragedy.

The project is set to debut in Summer 2010.HBO has announced that Spike Lee's Peabody Award winning documentary 'When the Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts' will be getting the follow-up treatment.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the documentary is set to start shooting today, with Lee taking his eye on New Orleans and the Katrina aftermath five years later. Lee's original series won accolades for its compelling depiction of New Orleans' citizens and how they coped within the aftermath of the tragedy.

The project is set to debut in Summer 2010.

This isn't the only post-Katrina television that HBO has in store. Variety is also reporting that 'Treme,' the new 10-episode series from 'The Wire''s David Simon, will premiere April 11. The series is said to follow working-class musicians still living with the effects of the storm's aftermath. Slated to appear in 'Treme' are Simon favorites Wendell Pierce, who played Bunk in 'The Wire,' and Khandi Alexander, who Simon worked with on 'The Corner.' Other cast members include Steve Zahn and Kim Dickens of HBO's 'Deadwood.'

Simon's follow-up to 'The Wire' was 2008's 'Generation Kill,' a seven-part mini-series that dealt with recent Iraq war.

For more on 'Treme,' check out the trailer below:

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