HBO premieres the first of 43 episodes of In Treatment, a new half-hour drama series starring Gabriel Byrne, and adapted from an enormously popular Israeli series created by Hagai Levi (one of HBO's executive producers, along with Rodrigo Garcia, Steve Levinson and Mark Wahlberg). Set within the intimate confines of individual psychotherapy sessions with five sets of patients, the series centers around Paul (Byrne), a therapist who exhibits an insightful, confident demeanor when treating his patients, but displays a crippling insecurity while counseled by his own therapist, Gina (Dianne Wiest).
Patients undergoing treatment with Paul include a young doctor (Melissa George) who has fallen in love with Paul, a Navy pilot (Blair Underwood) reevaluating his life after a failed mission in Iraq, a teenage gymnast (Mia Wasikowska) with suicidal tendencies, and a sexually passionate couple (Josh Charles and Embeth Davidtz) who are troubled in all other areas of their lives. In addition, Paul's wife Kate (Michelle Forbes) will be featured prominently this season.
This past May we reported
that HBO's In Treatment
would come to DVD in September. But a month before that release date, we passed along word that the studio had pulled the release
from the schedule. Word at the time was that it might be as much as a year before the title finally made it out. This morning we're happy to report that it will be available much sooner than that!
HBO and distributor Warner Home Video have announced that In Treatment
will be in stores on March 24th
. The timing of this might be linked to the premiere of the program's second season, but if that's the case then HBO hasn't said just yet. The 9-DVD set, presented in widescreen, will be priced at $59.99 SRP. This is all the same info we had previously, with nothing new added, so basically the only thing which has changed so far is the release date. Here is the packaging, which we had previously shown. Amazon is taking pre-orders at the button link below, even though their listing doesn't show the new street date yet: