We are here to fuel the fire of Season Three excitement. Although there has been little news of a formal nature, there has been lots of IT3 activity, as you will see!
Irrfan Khan is stressed out!
Irrfan Khan who is currently shooting Season 3 of the hugely-applauded American series In Treatment in New York with legendary Irish actor Gabriel Byrne, is going through the most stressful characterisation of his life.
Playing psychiatrist Bryne’s patient with a past, Irrfan has to reconstruct the man’s trauma on the couch. Speaking from New York, the discernibly stressed method actor says, “I’m not allowed to speak about my role at all. But the character I play has lost his wife. And I need to reconstruct my character’s trauma on the couch without moving out. There’s just me and my therapist, played by Byrne.”
Read more at the Times of India. Seems the two actors are bonding on and off the set and talking about Miller’s Crossing. Too cool!
Samrat Chakrabarti is excited!
Thank goodness for The Times of India. In this interview with Samrat, who plays Irrfan Khan’s son in the new season of In Treatment, we learn:
Do you play an Indian character?
The show itself is about the complexities of psychological therapy sessions between a doctor and his patients. In this season, I play Arun Sanyal. He is a Bengali man whose mother has recently passed away and whose father is going through some sort of an emotional crisis. Arun brings his father from Kolkata to live with him and his wife, Julia. Subsequently, there is some family friction. That’s the reason why Arun and his father go to see a therapist.
Weren’t you surprised that a television show abroad is now penning a Bengali character rather than a generic Indian one?
Yes, I was surprised and excited that there is so much specificity and research going into the characters. It’s nice that the makers are being specific and not just having ‘general’ Indian characters. Irrfan and I will have some Bengali dialogues too.
Gabriel Byrne has also won a Golden Globe for his performance in In Treatment in 2008. What are your expectations in terms of learning as an actor when you are part of a project that has him in the cast?
I’ve seen the show and he is unbelievably good in it. He brings a mysterious yet vulnerable quality to his character. I have been a fan of his acting since the Coen Brother’s Hollywood film, Miller’s Crossing. I feel honoured to be a part of such an esteemed cast. I’m sure I’ll learn a lot from the experience. I’ll soon meet Irrfan and Gabriel for our first rehearsal.
Apparently Gabriel Byrne, who is also executive producer of In Treatment this year, was very committed to having one story center on an immigrant to the United States. And so we have the genesis of this patient’s story line, a nice segue with the work Mr. Byrne is doing as the Cultural Ambassador for Ireland, which is also about going away from one’s home and starting a new life in a foreign world.
Alex Wolff is the latest!
The latest cast member to join In Treatment, that is. And the youngest, too. According to Deadline, Alex is set to play Paul Weston’s son, Max. Deadline calls his appearance an “arc,” so we expect to see a lot of this young man. You can read more about Alex and his brother Nat at their Instagram page and their Wikipedia page (!).
A chip off the old block? Alex Wolff in 2007
Adam Bradshaw is the luckiest guy in America!
Well, we think so, anyway. Adam is a radio/television/film senior at Rowan University in New Jersey. This summer, he is interning at the HBO studios in Brooklyn, on the set of In Treatment. Adam says:
I think the best experience so far was getting to shadow one of the best television directors out there, Paris Barclay, on set and sitting in a director’s chair behind him watching him at work as he directed an episode of the show…
OMG, Adam! You are a lucky, lucky guy. And what? You don’t take bribes? Aw, that’s too bad.
Read more at the Rowan U website.
A tiny Adam at the soundstage door
Exergian is Iconic. And Ironic!
Albert Exergian is a graphic designer and artist who also loves television. He must, because he has created an extensive collection of minimalist posters that capture, in 2-3 colors and very simple images, the essence of each show. His In Treatment poster is a great example. You can see more of these (and buy them, if you like!) at Print/Process. And you can read more about the artist and see other works at his website.
Favorites? Kojak. Monk. The Closer. Miami Vice. 24. This man is wicked. Enjoy!
Dr. Weston: I don’t know why, but I am the bright pink conversation balloon.
You must fill in the plain white one. Go on. I’m listening.
Thanks to Aragarna, Iamyuneek, and TwoMoons for the heads up on all this news!