Fans of the acclaimed HBO drama "Treme" will have to wait longer than expected for the third season of David Simon's tale of life in post-Katrina New Orleans. The Season 3 premiere has been pushed back to the fall, according to a report in the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
"Treme" had previously been scheduled to return in the spring of 2012, after Simon reportedly told HBO in November that his writing team was planning to wrap up the story in four seasons. The one positive of the Season 3 premiere delay is that it could set HBO up with a stellar Sunday night fall lineup, if the network decides to pair "Treme" with "Boardwalk Empire."
In a recent interview with Moviefone, one of "Treme's" executive producers/directors, Anthony Hemingway -- who was promoting his new movie "Red Tails" -- hinted at the direction the show might take when it does return for Season 3.
"It's getting more into dealing with the crime of the city. It's really showing that when no one cares, you have to step up and do it on your own. That's kind of its thematic thing, where you see all the characters end up having to really step up and make it happen on their own," Hemingway told Moviefone. "The government, the city, everything turns its back on you and has no help for you. It's parallel with what's going on in the world today, with Occupy Wall Street and being in the 99 precent. It's along the lines of where we are right now actually."