SHOWTIME Bonds with BROTHERHOOD(R) for Season Three
Showtime Greenlights Third Season of the Peabody Award-Winning Drama Shot
Entirely On Location In Providence, Rhode Island
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 -- SHOWTIME has ordered a third
season of its critically-acclaimed one-hour drama series BROTHERHOOD(R), it
was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, President of Entertainment
Showtime Networks Inc. Eight one-hour episodes have been ordered of the
gritty, political-crime drama starring Jason Isaacs, Jason Clarke and
Annabeth Gish. Series creator Blake Masters, Henry Bromell and Elizabeth
Guber Stephen serve as executive producers. The series will continue to
shoot on location in Providence, Rhode Island. "BROTHERHOOD(R) is one of
our shining hours at SHOWTIME -- a drama series that is among the highest
quality shows offered anywhere on television, and we're proud to keep it
firmly in our portfolio," said Greenblatt.
One of the most critically praised television series of the last two
years, BROTHERHOOD(R) was honored in 2007 with a prestigious Peabody Award
in the Entertainment Series category -- the only cable series to be
recognized in the category. It was also named to several television "ten
best" lists for both the past two years.
BROTHERHOOD(R) is set against the disparate worlds of politicians and
mob bosses and examines the balance between good and evil. Set in a
fictional Irish neighborhood in Providence, Rhode Island, known as "The
Hill," the series revolves around the Caffee brothers, who, despite being
on opposite sides of the law, are determined to protect the neighborhood
and what is theirs by any means necessary.
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