Uzo Aduba to Topline 'In Treatment' Revival at HBO

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HBO's Emmy-winning drama In Treatment is officially returning for a fourth season.

The premium cable network on Tuesday announced that Orange Is the New Black alum Uzo Aduba will star in the revived fourth season of the series, which will begin production in the fall for a 2021 debut.

Aduba will star as the therapist at the center of the season, Dr. Brooke Lawrence. (Additional castings will be announced at a later date.) The reimagined fourth season will bring a diverse trio of patients in session with the observant, empathetic Lawrence while she wrestles with her own issues in this half-hour drama series.

Like the original series, the fourth season will be exec produced by Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg and Hagai Levi. Noa Tishby will return as co-exec producer alongside franchise newcomer Joanne Toll. Jennifer Schuur, Joshua Allen and Melissa Bernstein will also join the series as exec producers for season four. The series, based on the Israeli original, hails from Levinson and Wahlberg's Leverage banner, Closest to the Hole Productions and Sheleg. Schuur (HBO's My Brilliant Friend) and Allen (Empire) will serve as co-showrunners on the series.

The official order for In Treatment's fourth season comes three months after word leaked that HBO was considering bringing back the Emmy-winning series for another cycle. The original, which starred Gabriel Byrne and Dianne Wiest, ran for three seasons from 2008-10.

The new cycle comes as many networks and streamers are looking for programming that can be easily filmed during the pandemic. (In Treatment, with its frequent therapy scenes, is a fine example of that.)

Aduba, for her part, is fresh off an Emmy win for FX on Hulu limited series Mrs. America. She earned two Emmys for her role as "Crazy Eyes" in Netflix's Orange Is the New Black. She's repped by UTA, Management 360 and Schreck Rose.