Showtime has ordered a third season of its critically-acclaimed one-hour drama series “Brotherhood,” 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’ 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” 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” 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.