'Treme' Kicks Off Second Season Apr. 24

2:17 PM PST 03/31/2011 by Sofia M. Fernandez

Anthony Bourdain joins writing staff, and David Morse and India Ennenga upped to series regulars on HBO's New Orleans-set drama.

David Morse  and India Ennega are on board as series regulars for the 11-episode second season of Treme, which launches April 24. The actors both had recurring roles in the HBO series' first season.

TV food adventurer and author Anthony Bourdain (Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations) joins the writing staff this season as well.

Additionally, Jon Seda (The Pacific) joins the New Orleans-set drama as Nelson Hildago, a character arriving fresh from Dallas to avail himself to the opportunities presented in the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Creator David Simon says of the second season, "We are following the actual timeline of post-Katrina New Orleans as a means of understanding what happened -- and what didn't happen -- when an American city suffered a near-death experience. In doing so, we're trying to address ourselves to what the American experiement has become and what possibilities remain for us."

Simon and David Overmyer are co-creators of the program. Nina N. Noble also serves as a exec producer.

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