HBO releases Treme details

If the 'Treme' teaser left you salivating for something a little more substantial, HBO has now released a few more details about the forthcoming show set in New Orleans by David Simon. The press release  suggests that viewers shouldn't expect to see the Wire set in a new city. David Simon says, “In some fundamental ways, TREME is centered on the ordinary lives of ordinary people.  It is political only in the sense that ordinary people find themselves dealing with politics in their own lives." People should expect some musical royalty to show up in the  first season, though, including "Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Elvis Costello, Steve Earle, Kermit Ruffins, Donald Harrison Jr., Galactic, Trombone Shorty Andrews, Deacon John, and the Rebirth and Tremé Brass Bands."

Check out the release in full after the jump.