‘Miracle Workers’ Renewed For Season 3 & ‘In Treatment’ Returns With Production Moving To California
US network TBS has renewed brilliant comedy ‘Miracle Workers‘ for a 3rd Season, whilst HBO has ordered a rebooted version of ‘In Treatment’. Both productions will move to California for their new seasons.
Created by Simon Rich and executive produced by Lorne Michaels, ‘Miracle Workers’ is an anthology series stars Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan, Karan Soni, Jon Bass, and Lolly Adefope, with the cast taking various roles in new situations each season. The first season, based on Rich’s book ‘What in God’s Name’, turned the perception of heaven on its head whilst also making the case that humans are worth saving. Daniel Radcliffe played Craig, a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity’s prayers. Buscemi played Craig’s boss… aka God… who has pretty much checked out to focus on petty hobbies. Season two, centred upon a group of medieval villagers trying to stay positive in an age of extreme income inequality, poor healthcare, and widespread ignorance.
Created by ‘The Affair’s Hagai Levi, HBO’s ‘In Treatment’ was a half-hour drama series which followed therapist Dr. Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne) who exhibits an insightful, reserved demeanour while treating his patients, but succumbs to crippling insecurity with his own therapist. It’s not clear at the moment if Gabriel Byrne will return to the show, or if it will have a new cast. The previous seasons ran on HBO from 2008 to 2010.
‘Miracle Workers’ filmed its previous seasons in the Czech Republic, whereas ‘In Treatment’ filmed Season 1 in California, but then moved to New York for Seasons 2 and 3. The move back to California comes for a number of reasons. The first is the restrictions on travel due to the global pandemic making movement more difficult. The second is California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program, which has given around $5 million to ‘Miracle Workers’ and $6 million to ‘In Treatment’ to move production over to the west coast.
“Program 3.0 is off to a great start with the two relocating TV series announced today,” commented California film commission executive director Colleen Bell. “As the industry adjusts to the circumstances presented by COVID-19, it’s encouraging to see projects reinvest here and bring new production jobs and spending to California.”
Of course, the majority of productions are filming in California at the moment, as the state is still deep in the grips of the pandemic. However, it is hoped they can get back to work soon. Previous shows lured back to Hollywood by the Tax Credit system have included series such as ‘Ballers’, ‘Veep’, ‘You’, ‘Lucifer’, and ‘American Horror Story’.
“We are very grateful for the relocation incentive and the opportunity to base more production in California,” added HBO production executive VP Janet Graham Borba. “The state’s ongoing efforts to promote film and TV production have a very significant impact.”
‘Miracle Workers‘ Season 2 is currently airing on Sky Comedy in the UK (all episodes On-Demand/NOW TV). 3 Seasons of ‘In Treatment’ can be found on NOW TV & Sky On Demand.
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