Last summer, fans of the Glenn Close led drama “Damages” got some great news. The show, which was removed from the FX schedule after season three, was given a second chance at life. Everyone including its stars thought the show was canceled after the network decided not to renew it for a fourth season, but DirecTV swooped in and saved the day. As we await its return the producers and writers are busy gathering new talent to make things a little more interesting. One of those new additions includes, Chris Messina who’s been cast as someone who has a direct connection to Rose Byrne’s Ellen Parsons.

According to EW, Messina will appear on the new season as an old high school friend of Ellen’s who “was a decorated soldier before being recruited to work for a private security firm in Afghanistan. He’s drawn into a web of intrigue when Ellen sets her sights on his corrupt employer (played by John Goodman).”

If thing’s weren’t already complicated enough, Dylan Baker (Secretariat, “Nip/Tuck”) has also signed on to join the cast as “a shadowy opportunist with ties to the Middle East.”

DirecTV has yet to announce the show’s premiere date but we do know the season will consist of 10 episodes that will air on Channel 101.

What do you think of Messina joining the cast of Damages? Are you excited about the new season?