HBO today announced it has renewed its Emmy-winning dramafor a third season. Gabriel Byrne will return in the role of Paul Weston.
There was some question over the return because the Israeli show it was based on (and whose scripts were modified) only ran for two seasons. And it is a pretty big production run with 35 episodes in the second season and even more in the first. Doubt was cast over whether HBO would want to incur the expense of writing new scripts. More speculation ensued when Warrent Leight who was the showrunner in the second season departed for other pastures. The show was nominated for three Emmys under Leight's watch, but Leight had declared the work grueling.
Casting on the other roles expected to begin shortly, and production is expected to begin in early 2010 with the series airing on HBO later in the year.
Anya Epstein, ("Tell Me You Love Me") and Danny Futterman ("Capote") will take over as executive producers/co-showrunners.
I still haven't seen the first season but watched all of the second and really enjoyed it, so I'm glad they're giving it another season.