Fans of The Wire (and if you’re not one, we just have to assume you’ve never seen it) can rejoice: Not only is David Simon coming back to HBO with a new show called Treme in April, but now we’ve got the teaser trailer to prove it.
Treme, named for the New Orleans neighborhood in which it takes place, will be a drama about a group of musicians and other folks struggling to get by in the Big Easy post-Katrina. It will be a family reunion of sorts for not only vets of The Wire, but of Simon projects Homicide and The Corner as well. From The Wire, New Orleans native Wendell Pierce will play a jazz trombonist and Clarke Peters will play the leader of a Mardi Gras Indian tribe. The Corner star Khandi Alexander plays the ex-wife of Pierce’s character and a struggling bar owner, and from Homicide, Melissa Leo will play a civil rights attorney.
Hit the jump to view the teaser trailer, and let us know if you’re as thoroughly geeked up for this as I am.