Uzo Aduba to lead the cast of In Treatment reboot for HBO.
The shrink-centered drama, which has been off the air for more than a decade — will return with its fourth season in May. Aduba to lead the cast of In Treatment, taking over for Gabriel Byrne who led the first three seasons.
The new episodes will be set in present-day Los Angeles. Aduba plays Dr. Brooke Taylor, an empathetic Los Angeles-area therapist seeking to help her patients navigate their trauma and their lives.
READ: Based on a True Story: 24 Movies About Black History That Aren’t About Slavery
The new season you will see Dr. Taylor will helping a trio of patients “navigate a variety of modern concerns” including the coronavirus pandemic and “recent major social and cultural shifts.”
“This is easily one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever had in my life,” Aduba said of the role, citing the amount of preparation needed for a job in which she appears in every scene.
“I cannot make that statement without saying that it is also one of the most satisfying, fulfilling experiences I’ve ever had,” Aduba added. “This project came into my life at a time that it was needed and really brought an excitement and energy.”
READ: 6 TV Episodes That Celebrate Kwanzaa
Joining Aduba as her patients are Anthony Ramos (“Hamilton”), who plays a home health aide hoping to find an environment in which he is the one who is cared for, John Benjamin Hickey (“Manhattan”), a white-collar criminal struggling to adapt post-imprisonment, and Quintessa Swindell (“Euphoria”), a jaded teenager looking to make her own way in a world in which she seems powerless.
Rounding out the cast are Liza Colón-Zayas (“David Makes Man”) and Joel Kinnaman (“For All Mankind”) as individuals populating Taylor’s personal life, where issues are often just as complicated as those she helps her patients with while in session.
READ: 20 Golden Globe Snubs That Make Absolutely No Sense
While HBO has yet to announce when, precisely, “In Treatment” will return in May, it feels like a safe bet to assume it’ll take place in plenty of time for Emmy eligibility, instantly making the show’s cast contenders in all relevant categories.