HBO has set a premiere date of April 11 for David Simon's new series, Treme, which centers on how the citizens of New Orleans rebuild their lives following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, according to Variety.

The ten-episode series is Simon's most recent collaboration with the net following The Wire. The Wire's Wendell Pierce and Clarke Peters, as well as Khandi Alexander are part of a large ensemble.

"This is a city essential in the American psyche. It's coming back on its own terms as best as it can," Simon said.