Kristen Bell is heading back to television. No, she’s not reprising her role as Veronica Mars on The CW (they don’t deserve her!), she’s heading to cable for a new dark comedy called “House of Lies.” According to the Showtime network, Bell has signed on to co-star alongside Don Cheadle in the new half an hour series, which was created, executive produced and written by Matthew Carnahan (“Dirt”) from the hit tell-all book “House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time” by Martin Kihn.
“House of Lies” is described as “a subversive, scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier firm. Cheadle will star as Marty, a highly successful, cutthroat consultant who is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his clients the information they want. Bell will play Jeannie Van Der Hooven, a razor-sharp, Ivy-League graduate who works at Marty’s firm.”
This sounds like a winning combination. Bell will join the rest of the cast, which consists of Dawn Oliveri (creepy tattoo lady from the last season of “Heroes“), Ben Schwartz (“Undercovers“), Josh Lawson (“Romantically Challenged”), the legendary Glynn Turman (“In Treatment”) as Marty’s psychoanalyst father; and Donis Leonard Jr. (“The Fresh Beat Band”) as Marty’s young son.
We were already interested in the show because of Cheadle and Bell, but now that we know they have Glynn Turman, we’re all in!
What do you think of the cast of House of Lies? What do you think of the premise?
Source: Coming Soon