I’ve got a double-dip of “Treme” goodness this morning. Embedded below, you’ll find not only a new behind-the-scenes video of David Simon’s HBO series about post-Katrina New Orleans, but also the first full trailer for the show. The trailer is similar to the teaser released in January, but it has the added benefit of jazz bands, chefs cooking, strippers, funerals, and the first look at the cast of characters, including Clarke Peters and Wendell Pierce from ‘The Wire,” Khandi Alexander of “CSI: Miami” (obligatory: YEEEAAHHHH!!!), Steve Zahn, John Goodman, and more.
You don’t understand how excited I am for this. I’ve never been one of the cool kids with premium cable before. For years, I had to hear about how awesome “The Wire” and “Band of Brothers” were before I finally watched them on DVD. And now here I am in 2010, subscribing to HBO and following the cultural follow-ups to those in “The Pacific” and “Treme.” If only my parents could see me now. Unfortunately, they both had their eyes clawed out when their double-wide was taken over by rabid raccoons.
(Thanks to awesomely named reader Matt for the tip; if the YouTube gets pulled, watch the trailer here.)