Not Beyond Therapy: HBO to Bring Back "In Treatment" with Byrne

News   Not Beyond Therapy: HBO to Bring Back "In Treatment" with Byrne HBO has renewed the serial drama "In Treatment," with stage veteran Gabriel Byrne, for a second season. Playwright Warren Leight has joined the show's writing team, according to Variety.
Gabriel Byrne
Gabriel Byrne

Byrne will return for the new season that will focus on a new set of patients, the trade magazine reports. Production will also move from Los Angeles to New York Leight (Tony Award winner for Side Man) has signed on as an executive producer and show-runner. The scribe served as executive producer on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

Rodrigo Garcia ("Nine Lives," "Big Love" and "Six Feet Under") — who developed the show for HBO — returns as executive producer for the series based on Hagai Levi's hit Israeli show. Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg ("Entourage") also serve as executive producers.

The story follows Paul (Byrne), a "seemingly successful psychotherapist and family man [whose] professional and personal life are falling apart," according to a previous announcement. The conceit of the series was unprecedented for an HBO series: a half-hour show that aired nightly, Monday through Friday.

Each night of the week is dedicated to one session with one of five main characters. The show ran nine weeks with repeat airings and OnDemand options for viewers to keep up with previous episodes.

Byrne — known for his film work in "The Usual Suspects," "Vanity Fair" and "Little Women" — earned a Tony Award nomination for his turn in the 2000 revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten. He returned to Broadway in 2005 starring in A Touch of the Poet. He also appeared in Off-Broadway's The Exonerated.

He was joined in the first season by fellow stage folk Dianne Wiest (Salome, Beyond Therapy, Third, Memory House), Blair Underwood (Measure for Measure) and Josh Charles (The Receptionist, The Distance From Here).

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