Doctor's Orders: Paris Barclay is Executive Producer

August 25, 2008
Director/writer/actor/all-around television genius Paris Barclay has been upped to executive producer status on HBO's In Treatment, according to Daily Variety. Barclay, an openly gay TV veteran, has a long list of LGBT-inclusive credits, including directorial stints with Weeds, In the Life, ER, Dirt, and, most recently, In Treatment, which he co-executive produced and directed 12 of the 43 half-hour episodes in the show's first season, including the episode in which Blair Underwood's character comes to realize he is gay. In Treatment was recently nominated for three Primetime Emmys, including a Best Actor nomination for the series' star, Gabriel Byrne. HBO has ordered 35 episodes for the second season, and asked several new producers to sign on, including Hagai Levy, Warren Leight, Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson.