'In Treatment' Enlists Two More Actors for the Upcoming Season
'In Treatment' Enlists Two More Actors for the Upcoming Season
Back in June, we reported that HBO’s In Treatment was renewed for a second season, despite receiving mediocre ratings.  In fact, the daily drama will be bringing back Gabriel Byrne as the Washington-based psychotherapist Paul Weston, who deals with several patients every week until Friday, when he visits his own therapist, Gina Toll (Dianne Wiest).  Season 2 of the series might see some of the original characters leave, but fans mustn’t worry because there are a few who have stepped up to receive Treatment.

The Hollywood Reporter recently revealed that Hope Davis and John Mahoney are joining the cast of the second season of In Treatment, which is produced by Warren Leight, Rodrigo Garcia, Hagai Levi, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg and Paris Barclay.

Forty-four-year-old Hope Davis, who appeared in series Six Degrees and Deadline and movies The Daytrippers, Arlington Road and About Schmidt, will play Mira, a high-powered malpractice lawyer and former patient of Weston’s who blames him for being single and childless.  John Mahoney on the other hand will play Bill, a self-confident CEO who feels that his life is getting away from him.

In Treatment follows psychoanalyst Paul Weston, a father of two and husband to Kate.  A respected and successful individual, Paul begins to feel his tolerance catching up with him after four grueling days of therapy.  He then decides to see Gina, with whom he rekindles a complicated relationship.  Gina was his professional supervisor who recently turned 60 and is in the process of writing her first novel.  Their frequent meetings pick up where their complicated relationship has left off years ago.

In Treatment stars Gabriel Byrne, an Emmy and Tony-nominated actor who began his acting career in London's Royal Court Theater.  He soon made his way to British television and appeared on The Riordans and his own spin-off series, Bracken.  In 1981, he debuted on the big screen with Excalibur.  During the recent 60th Primetime Emmy Awards, he went up against Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad for the Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series Award, which he lost to Cranston.

Check back for news on when season 2 of In Treatment will debut on HBO.

-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Hollywood Reporter
(Photo courtesy of HBO)