For season 2 of “House of Lies,” Showtime is already doing everything that it can to bring out the big guns, specifically with an effort to have it match the success of another second-year series in “Homeland.” What does this mean? Why, it means Matt Damon!
During the network’s Television Critics Association panel on Saturday, it was announced that the star of “We Bought a Zoo” and “Good Will Hunting” will be on the show at some point in season 2 playing a character that he knows pretty well at this point: himself. This is far from the first time that Damon has used his persona for comedic effect, having done something very similar to this on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (albeit in music video format at times).
Damon’s other major TV credit is an arc on “30 Rock” as Carol, the pilot who Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon dated for a time. In case you are wondering just why he selected this show in particular, the answer is pretty simple: he has a history with Don Cheadle. In addition to the new being co-stars via the “Ocean’s Eleven” film franchise, the two also recently took part in narrating a documentary from James Caron about global warming called “Years of Living Dangerously,” which is slated to premiere on Showtime at some point later this year. In other words, all of this seems to just chalk up a perfect fit.
“House of Lies” season 2 premieres on the network Sunday, and we will of course have plenty more coverage of the show moving forward. Do you like Damon’s casting, or prefer some of your favorite shows without the appearance of big-name celebrities? If you want to find out some more details about what is going to come up on the show, you can do so over at the link here.