New Orleans, 25 months later. Crime and corruption are up, culture is being trampled, and the people who matter--the workers, the families and the dreamers who still live there--have had it. The acclaimed HBO drama series set in post-Katrina New Orleans returns for its compelling third season as the city rises up to reclaim its unique cultural roots. Set in late 2007-early 2008, Season 3 finds rampant crime and government ineptitude continuing to threaten the city's recovery. Diminished by grief and loss, but fed up with the incompetence and graft among police and city officials, the various characters--musicians, chefs, and Mardi Gras Indians, among them--unite in the shadow of a murder prosecution and begin to make inroads in demanding that their music, art and well-being be protected.