HBO’s ‘In Treatment’ is steeped in Baltimore references

Executive producer Anya Epstein explains why the city crops up in the series so often

by David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun, 11/19/2010

For a TV series neither set nor filmed in Baltimore, the city sure plays a prominent role in the Peabody Award-winning HBO drama “In Treatment.” And the off-camera roots of the program about the work and life of a brooding, emotionally wounded psychoanalyst run even deeper into Charm City soil, according to executive producer Anya Epstein.

Paul Weston, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based therapist played by Gabriel Byrne who is at the heart of the series, is constantly referring to Baltimore.

He lived and worked in the city in the first season. His ex-wife (Michelle Forbes) and one of his children remain there — as does his mentor and former therapist, Gina Toll (Dianne Wiest). He and Gina met at the fictional Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, where she was on the faculty. And last season after moving to New York, he traveled to Baltimore from Brooklyn once a week for his sessions with Gina.

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4 Responses to HBO’s ‘In Treatment’ is steeped in Baltimore references

  1. Jaguar Bytes says:

    Nice article.

    True Fact: Criminals + crazies + cool music scene = Baltimore

  2. I need to watch that show. It’s on my list.

  3. Nicole says:

    Can anyone can tell me the name of the animal collecive song that was play in that week? please

  4. Chris says:

    It’s the song fireworks off their album strawberry jam. They’re brilliant

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