Lifetime UK has announced the premiere date for the fifth and final series of ‘Damages.’ The legal thriller will return to TV screens on Tuesday, 13 January in a primetime slot.
The popular American show explores the somewhat complicated mentor-protégée relationship between the ruthless and successful lawyer, Patty Hewes and the up-and-coming Ellen Parsons. Glen Close and Rose Byrne star in the leading roles in the production, which is written by Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler.
Earlier series in the long running show focused on a major case that Hewes and her firm, Hewes & Associates, tackled in New York City. However, a strained and complex relationship between Hewes and Parsons has since taken centre stage during later seasons.
The fifth series will focus on the pair as they prepare for a final showdown. Parsons is now attempting to distance herself from Hewes both professionally and personally; however, she will go head-to-head with her mentor in the courtroom after an investment banker employee raises doubts about the corporate transparency of her employer with one, Channing McClaren, who runs a website devoted to bringing such matters into the public domain. The resulting battle between the two should make for great television.
Lifetime UK is owned by A+E networks UK, which is a joint venture between the American media company and BSkyB. The channel currently airs programmes such as Witches of East End and The Client.