HBO orders 'Levees' follow-up

Sequel to Spike Lee's Katrina doc to debut in the summer

HBO has ordered a follow-up to Spike Lee's documentary "When the Levees Broke," about the aftermath of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

The untitled sequel to the Emmy-winning 2006 documentary begins shooting Friday in New Orleans. The project will debut in the summer, the fifth anniversary of the hurricane.

" 'When the Levees Broke' was a landmark in documentary filmmaking," said Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films. "It's an exciting notion to anticipate Spike going back for this reprise."

The project will look at the progress (or lack thereof) in education, housing and population relocation in the five years since the hurricane, both in the city and devastated Gulf Coast region.
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