HBO has confirmed via an email response to the Baltimore Sun that it’s New Orleans themed drama, Treme will be renewed for a third season. Though ratings have been down compared to last season’s already modest audience, the show has garnered critical acclaim nevertheless and is moving confidently into a third season due next year.
HBO has tried hard to promote the exceptional music and artistic quality of Treme but even so the season two opener this spring had only 600,000 viewers. If you love the show, we encourage you send HBO a tweet or short email telling them so. It seems like they’re going out of their way to prop up a show that is worth more than most people are giving it credit for. HBOWatch, for one, is glad the show is going to be on the air for another season.
We don’t yet know when Treme season 3 will actually premiere on HBO but we can guess that it will be alongside Boardwalk Empire this fall. Check back regularly for updated air dates!
See you in NOLA!