The creator of an HBO drama has revealed plans to end the show after two more seasons. In an interview with New Orleans’ Times-Picayune newspaper, "Treme" creator David Simon confirmed that the plan is to end the show after its fourth season.
Simon talked about the plan as the program begins shooting the third season of the post-Hurricane Katrina disaster drama, the story notes.
Simon said he and co-creator Eric Overmyer, along with series writer George Pelecanos — who will have greater exec producer responsibilities in season three — have mapped out story lines through season four, the story reports. He noted that he has not met with HBO execs yet to lock in plans for the remainder of the show’s run.
The story adds that ratings for the show have been modest, and says HBO’s renewal of “Treme” for a third season was a surprise to some observers. But HBO Co-President Richard Plepler has said in effect that it would be up to Simon and his team to decide how long to keep it going.
The third season’s 10 episodes will begin airing in the spring, the piece adds.