Clarke Peters

HBO has renewed Treme after just one episode.

From the creators of HBO's critically acclaimed but ratings-challenged drama The Wire, Treme premiered Sunday to 1.4 million viewers for combined airings. The series chronicles New Orleans three months after Hurricane Katrina as its citizens struggle to put their lives, and their city, back together.

Treme overcomes tragedy, on-screen and off

"I can't think of another show that is more emblematic of what we aspire to be as a network than Treme," Michael Lombardo, HBO's programming president, said Tuesday in announcing the renewal. "We are thrilled that the press has recognized the profound artistry and intelligence of this show and are eager to see where David [Simon] and Eric [Overmyer] take us in a second season."

Production on the new season is slated to begin in the fall.

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