Wanda Sykes (Alpha House, The New Adventures of Old Christine) has signed on for a guest starring stint on the fifth season of Showtime comedy series House Of Lies. In addition, Ken Marino (Children’s Hospital, Marry Me) and Nicky Whelan (Matador, Franklin & Bash) also will guest star. Marino will reunite with his Veronica Mars co-star Kristen Bell playing her love interest Mark. Production on the new season starts this month for premiere on Showtime in 2016
Sykes will appear in least three episodes as Wanda, a love interest for Jeremiah (Glynn Turman) who becomes a much-needed confidante for Marty (Don Cheadle) as he looks to ascend from management mogul to global power player. Whelan will play Klare, Marty’s raw food chef girlfriend.
Based on the tell-all book House Of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch And Tell You The Time by Martin Kihn, the series is created and executive produced by Matthew Carnahan. Jessika Borsiczky, Don Cheadle and David Walpert return as executive producers for season five.