HBO is in the planning to unwrap its shrink-themed drama called, In Treatment. So far, we have learned that the cable is currently exploring a reboot of the psychotherapist series. The series ended its three-year run on HBO in December 2010.
It is based on the Israel series named, Be Tipul, and it was launched in the year 2008. The series is focussed on Dr Paul Weston’s weekly sessions with his therapist as well as with his patients. Each season of the series is concentrated on a different group of patients and hence every new season has various cast members.
Why HBO is planning to reboot “In Treatment”?
Most importantly, in the current situation, when the world is affected by the coronavirus, and strict measures like lockdown and social distancing are taken to minimise the spread of COVID-19, this series is the least affected.
While the productions of other TV Series, movies, and web series were halted, episodes of this series could potentially be shot remotely, with both the doctor and the patients joining sessions on video conferencing applications like Zoom.
This is the prime reason HBO would consider reviving the show for a new season as what will be better than a show that doesn’t require competitive production work. Moreover, the show focusses on including the extended scenes of the two already socially distanced characters talking, so it follows the norms of safety also. What would be better than this, keeping in mind the current scenario?
However, it is still not clear whether the new iteration of the show will be revolving around Byrne’s Weston or it will feature a new psychotherapist. An HBO representative refused to comment on this query.