Barclay has 'Treatment' appointment


Emmy-winning director-producer Paris Barclay has come aboard HBO's upcoming series "In Treatment" as a co-executive producer and director.

Barclay will co-exec produce about half of the half-hour drama's 45 episodes and also is directing some of those episodes. He comes aboard the series after helming four episodes.

"Treatment," which is based on the popular and critically acclaimed Israeli series of the same name ("BeTipul" in Hebrew), centers on a therapist (Gabriel Byrne) who is calm, smooth, insightful and nonconfrontational with his patients but turns into a testy, self-doubting individual full of barely concealed anger when he is a patient seeing his own shrink.

"Treatment" is executive produced by Rodrigo Garcia, who wrote and directed the pilot and serves as showrunner, and original series creator Hagai Levi, along with Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson through their Closest to the Hole Prods. and Leverage Entertainment banners. Noa Tishby also is co-executive producing, with Sarah Lum and Leonard Torgan serving as producers.

Barclay won two Emmys and a DGA Award for directing episodes of ABC's "NYPD Blue." His recent TV credits include Fox's "House," NBC's "The West Wing" and "ER," CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," ABC's "Lost," FX's "The Shield" and USA Network's "Monk." Barclay also co-created the CBS series "City of Angels."

He is repped by Paradigm and Lovett Management.

Nellie Andreeva contributed to this report.