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The city of New Orleans, Louisiana is featured in a number of works of fiction. This article in an ongoing effort to list the many books, movies, television shows, and comics that are set in or filmed in - whole or partly - New Orleans.


Books and plays

Authors who have repeatedly or frequently used New Orleans as a setting for their fiction include James Lee Burke, Poppy Z. Brite, Truman Capote, Nancy A. Collins, Barbara Hambly, Lafcadio Hearn, Frances Parkinson Keyes, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Anne Rice, James Sallis, Julie Smith and Tennessee Williams.

Comic books and graphic novels

  • The nonfiction webcomic A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge is about six real-life residents of New Orleans and their experiences before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina.
  • In the DC Comics fictional universe, New Orleans has been given a neighboring city, St. Roch, Louisiana, serving as an occasional home to the original Hawkman and Hawkgirl.
  • In the Marvel Comics fictional universe, New Orleans is the home city for the X-man Gambit, as well as the guilds of Thieves and Assassins; as well as the leader of the latter guild, Belladonna Boudreaux.
  • The Marvel Comics heroine Monica Rambeau, known as Captain Marvel II and Photon, is from New Orleans.
  • In the Marvel Max comic Hellstorm—Son of Satan, post-Katrina New Orleans is the setting.
  • The popular webcomic Something Positive features a handfull of strips that take place in New Orleans.
  • Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat.Ballantine Books,1991.Rice,Anne;Perkovich,Faye;Gross,Daerick;Ayamoto,Mike its a comic printed on more fancy paper than a average comic and it has spectacular drawings in color.
  • The epic fiction Jitterbug Perfume (1984) by Tom Robbins uses modern day New Orleans as one of 4 major settings along with 8th century Bohemia, modern day Seattle, and modern day Paris




A crime drama series about a blind insurance investigator that was broadcast on the ABC in the 1971-1972 season. The series was set in New Orleans, but was actually filmed in Los Angeles.

Frank's Place

A CBS comedy-drama series that chronicled the life of Frank Parrish (Tim Reid), a well-to-do professor at Brown University, who inherits a New Orleans restaurant, Chez Louisiane. The series received the Television Critics Association award for outstanding comedy series in 1987, as well as an Emmy for best writing in a comedy series. However, it only lasted for one season (1987-88). Although set in New Orleans, the series was actually filmed in Los Angeles.

The Big Easy

USA network TV series (1996-97) adapted from the film of the same name.


This short-lived 1997 CBS series starring Larry Hagman was set in and partially filmed in New Orleans.

Star Trek

The Simpsons

The X-Files

The X-Files character Monica Reyes worked for the FBI in New Orleans before becoming John Doggett's partner.

Other television references

Several episodes of television series have referenced the city:

  • An episode of Jem and the Holograms was set in New Orleans.
  • Season 9 (2000) of The Real World was set in New Orleans.
  • In a 2001 episode of Seven Days, Parker goes to New Orleans to prove that his friend, who is scheduled to be executed, is innocent.
  • In a 2003 episode of The Drew Carey Show, Drew and his buddies set off on a road trip to New Orleans to find a girl he met after placing an ad on a beer bottle.
  • In a 2004 episode of Las Vegas called "New Orleans", Danny, Ed and Sam head to New Orleans in search of a big gambler who owes the casino money.
  • In a 2005 episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, the detectives pursue a child molester who kidnapped three young sisters from New Orleans after their parents were killed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Frank's Place
  • In a 2005 episode of Bones, Dr. Temperance Brennen and Agent Seely Booth head to New Orleans to help identify bodies found after Hurricane Katrina. The plot revolves heavily around the underground voodoo practices in the city.
  • In a 2007 episode of "Boston Legal", Denny Crane and Alan Shore visit New Orleans to defend a doctor accused of euthenizing patients.[1]
  • In 2007 Fox debuted the series K-Ville, which focuses on the New Orleans police department in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
  • Monica Dawson a character on the NBC television series Heroes lives in New Orleans. She has recently discovered that she has the special ability to muscle mimic. Her parents were killed in Hurricane Katrina. She lives with her Nana, brother and cousin Micah Sanders who also has special abilities, which demonstrates the genetic link between the Heroes displaying powers.

Theater and opera


  • Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, a 1993 adventure game for PC, is set in the city of New Orleans.
  • Skateboarding game Tony Hawk's Underground 2 features New Orleans as one of its stages.
  • James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, a James Bond video game, is partly set in New Orleans.
  • Hitman: Blood Money, the level "Murder of Crows" is set in New Orleans.
  • Voodoo Vince takes place In New Orleans.
  • Left 4 Dead 2 takes place in the deep South, with a portion taking place in New Orleans.

See also

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