LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In a leap of faith, HBO has renewed its new drama "Treme" after a single episode.
The second-season pickup of the show from "The Wire" team David Simon and Eric Overmeyer comes after the first-season premiere Sunday night. Across two airings, the show drew a fairly modest 1.4 million viewers.
"We would have picked up this show last week," said HBO president Michael Lombardo. "We've seen the first nine episodes; it's as strong as any show we've seen."
"Treme," which chronicles life in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, will resume production this fall. Season 2 will debut next spring -- about the time another project, "Game of Thrones," will be ready to hit the air.