Final 'Treme' season to feature five episodes

Production to begin on November 5th

<p>Clarke Peters and Rob Brown in &quot;Trem&eacute;.&quot;</p>

Clarke Peters and Rob Brown in "Tremé."

Credit: HBO

Last month, HBO ordered a fourth and final season of "Tremé," giving creators David Simon and Eric Overmyer a lump sum of money to stretch as far as they could. At the time, Simon told me they would likely be able to make somewhere between 4 and 6 episodes, and today it was announced that the creative team had split the difference and settled on 5.

A post on the show's Facebook page (which I confirmed with HBO) says "Strike up the band. Production on the 5-episode final season of Treme begins November 5th."

The current season still has 5 episodes to go, starting with one this Sunday at 10.

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Alan Sepinwall
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Alan Sepinwall has been reviewing television since the mid-'90s, first for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, The Star-Ledger, and now for HitFix. His new book, "The Revolution Was Televised," about the last 15 years of TV drama, is for sale at Amazon. He can be reached at sepinwall@hitfix.com
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