A good way to get a healthy dose of distraction during this time is a great series. And there’s no better time to stack up some new shows on your list than right now. There are a handful of shows, both old and new, to keep you connected to New Orleans. Whether you are a horror fanatic, or a crime junkie, there are lots of great stories to transport you. Until we can welcome you back, here’s a list of shows to add to your queue, or bring back in rotation.
American Horror Story: Coven
Plant yourself in the magnificent architecture of the Garden District in the Coven house in American Horror Story, home to headmistress Cordelia of Miss Robichaux’s Academy, a school for young witches. While the mansion really steals the show, the clique of young witches can also be seen traipsing through the French Quarter, up close to Audubon Park and more.
Transport yourself to the serene landscapes of rural Louisiana in Queen Sugar. Queen Sugar tells the story of the estranged Bordelon siblings who are reunited after a tragedy and must put their differences aside to run the family’s sugar cane farm. Much of the show takes place on the Bordelon family’s sugarcane plantation, which is filmed in Vacherie, Louisiana. Majestic oaks, lush green fields and beaming Louisiana sunsets will make you feel like you’re in Louisiana’s countryside. From time to time, you’ll catch sights of iconic New Orleans sites too like the mighty Mississippi river, and colorful French Quarter neighborhoods.
The fantasy supernatural spinoff from the hit series The Vampire Diaries follows the Mikaelson siblings, vampire-werewolf siblings known as the first vampires in history. The show sees the family return to the French Quarter for the first time since 1919. You’ll see plenty of glimpses of the French Quarter like the iconic St. Louis Cathedral, and Jackson Square, quaint courtyards at the Royal Hotel, and New Orleans’ famous Lafayette cemetery. See why vampires and humans alike adore New Orleans.
Perhaps no other show on television captured the essence of New Orleans better than David Simon’s Treme. Simon takes viewers deep into the historically African-American and jazz-rich neighborhood of Treme. Throughout the four-season run of the series, there’s no shortage of New Orleans scenes and sentiments. You’ll see everything from local bars to local musicians. Tune in and imagine all the wonderful sights and sounds of New Orleans.
NCIS: New Orleans
Now heading into its sixth season, the action crime drama NCIS: New Orleans takes viewers deep into the heart of the city to solve crimes.Together with the team–agent Christopher LaSalle, former ATF agent Sonja Percy and coroner Dr. Loretta–they delve into the dark side of the city to fight crime facing military personnel. Be on the lookout for New Orleans landscapes, action packed Bourbon Street scenes, and plenty of “Only-in-NOLA” language.