In Treatment is a Rodrigo Garcia-produced and -developed American drama television series for HBO about a psychotherapist in his 50s, Paul Weston, and his weekly sessions with patients, as well as those with his own therapist at the conclusion of the week. The five-night-a-week series, which started on January 28, 2008, stars Gabriel Byrne as Paul.
Executive producer and chief director Paris Barclay helmed 35 episodes, the most of any filmmaker on the series, and was the only one to direct episodes in all three seasons. The program’s format, storyline, and opening theme are based on the Israeli series BeTipul, developed by Hagai Levi, Ori Sivan, and Nir Bergman, and are frequently verbatim adaptations.
HBO Canada aired the programme concurrently with HBO in the United States. During the first few weeks of Season 1, episodes were accessible via streaming video on HBO’s website. When iTunes and Amazon Unbox began providing the first 15 shows for download, the programme was cancelled. Season 1 won multiple awards, including Emmy, Golden Globe, and Writers Guild Awards.
On June 20, 2008, the sitcom was renewed for a second season, with Byrne, Wiest, and Glynn Turman returning. In the second season, Michelle Forbes, who played Paul’s wife in the previous season, made two brief appearances. The second season’s production began in New York City in the fall of 2008 and concluded in early 2009.
According to The New York Times, production was moved from Los Angeles to New York at the behest of Byrne, who threatened to resign otherwise. The change and the addition of Sunday nights were viewed as statements of confidence by HBO management in the series. The second season debuted on April 5, 2009. The second season built on the success of the first and was awarded a Peabody Award in 2009. The third season debuted on October 26, 2010, with four episodes airing per week for seven weeks.
HBO announced in October 2020 that the series would return for a fourth season starring Uzo Aduba. The 24-episode season debuted on May 23, 2021, with four episodes airing each week. HBO confirmed in February 2022 that the show would not return.
In Treatment Season 4
It was rumoured in July 2020 that HBO was developing a relaunch of the series. HBO announced the return in October 2020, and production began in late 2020. The 24-episode season began on HBO and HBO Max on May 23, 2021. Jennifer Schuur and Joshua Allen are the co-showrunners for the fourth season.
Therapist Dr. Brooke Taylor is portrayed by Uzo Aduba. Eladio Restrepo, Brooke’s patient who works as a home health aide for a rich family, is portrayed by Anthony Ramos. John Benjamin Hickey portrays Colin, a newly released white-collar criminal and Brooke’s patient. Quintessa Swindell portrays Brooke’s rebellious teen patient Laila. Charlayne Woodard portrays Rhonda, the grandmother of Laila. Liza Colón-Zayas as Rita, Brooke’s AA sponsor
Adam, Brooke’s lifelong on-again, off-again boyfriend, is portrayed by Joel Kinnaman.
Was In Treatment Cancelled?
According to looper the series has not been confirmed its release date yet but it may get a release date soon. The fourth season premiered throughout the months of May and June of 2021. In Treatment is a revival/reimagining of the 2008-2010 drama series that stars Uzo Aduba as Dr. Brooke Taylor, a perceptive and kind therapist.
Analysis of the Series
The series was largely well-received and earned favourable reviews. On the review aggregate website Metacritic, the first season received a score of 70/100, the second season received a score of 85/100, the third season received a score of 83/100, and the fourth season received a score of 73/100.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season has a 78 percent approval rating and an average score of 6.1/10 based on 36 reviews; the critical consensus reads, “In Treatment features finely-written screenplays that develop with real emotion while unwinding captivating suspense.”
The second season has an approval rating of 100% and an average score of 8.9/10 based on 19 reviews; the critical consensus reads, “In Treatment continues to home in on its characters in the second season, allowing the cast to find more nuanced performances.” The third season has an approval rating of 87 percent and an average score of 8.6/10 based on 23 reviews; the critical consensus says, “In Treatment features some of the tightest dramatic writing and most sincere performances on television.”
The fourth season has a 96 percent approval rating and an average score of 7.5/10 based on 24 reviews; the critical consensus reads, “In Treatment returns with a solid fourth season that captures the spirit of the original while giving its new ensemble, led by an outstanding Uzo Aduba, ample room to shine.
Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times described In Treatment as “cleverly conceived,” “well-written,” and “well-acted,” but “stagey” and “strained plausibility.” According to Brian Lowry of Variety, “its structure is more intriguing than its execution.”
Troy Patterson deemed it tedious due to its “rambling” and “ambitious hogwash” in Slate. Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly gave it a grade of B+, citing “ample soap operatic intrigue.” The New York Times commented, “In Treatment is hypnotic because it conceals and reveals information with equal intelligence.”
The half-hour episodes are highly addicting, and few viewers will be satisfied with just one session. In Treatment offers an intriguing glimpse into the psychopathology of daily life – on someone else’s tab.”