HBO announced on Tuesday that Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) is slated to star in its Emmy-winning drama In Treatment which will be revived for a fourth season, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The original series ran from 2008-2010 and will begin production in the fall for a 2021 season debut.
The drama follows psychologist Paul Weston, played by Gabriel Byrne (Hereditary) as he fights the unfortunate truths of his own life while conducting therapy sessions with his patients. It starred Dianne Wiest (Hannah and her Sisters, Edward Scissorhands), John Mahoney (Frasier), and Melissa George (30 Days of Night). While additional castings will be announced by HBO in the coming months, it has been released that Aduba will play the role of the lead therapist of the season, Dr. Brooke Lawrence. The fourth season has been said to bring diverse new patients alongside Lawrence has she struggles with typical life issues.
Similarly to the original series, the fourth season of In Treatment will be executive produced by Stephen Levinson (Mile 22, Lone Survivor), Mark Wahlberg (Ted), and Hagai Levi (BeTipul). Jennifer Schuur (The Catch, Love is Blind), Joshua Allen (Step Up, Footloose), and Melissa Bernstein (Breaking Bad) will join the team as executive producers.
Aduba just recently won an Emmy for her work on the Hulu limited series Mrs. America and has previously earned two Emmys for her role as Sue in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black. The new cycle of In Treatment hopes to produce episodes that can be easily filmed during the ongoing pandemic, which could be more efficient with the series’ frequent therapy scenes.