TCA 2010: Lee To Revisit Nawlins Post Katrina In New HBO Doc


HBO and filmmaker Spike Lee will return to New Orleans five years after Hurricane Katrina in a followup to the documentary When the Levees Broke set to debut in August.
Lee will produce and direct the untitled film which begins shooting tomorrow in the Crescent City, according to HBO officials.
The original Emmy Award-winning documentary, When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts, portrayed New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina's devastation as well as the beginning steps to its recovery.
"When Levees Broke was a landmark n documentary filmmaking," said Shelia Nevins, president of HBO documentary films in a statement. "It's an exciting notion to anticipate Spike going back for this reprise."

New Orleans will also serve as the backdrop for a new HBO drama series Treme, set to debut in April.