There had been questions about a renewal, with star Kristen Bell signed on for another series, NBC comedy The Good Place. She was expected, however, to continue to do both if House Of Lies had gone on to another season. Don Cheadle, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson, Donis Leonard Jr. and Glynn Turmam also star.
The final episode of the fifth season, shot entirely on location in Cuba, was directed by series creator and executive producer Matthew Carnahan.
“House Of Lies is a comedy that has frequently been ahead of the curve,” says David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. “Over the course of its five seasons, it has tackled such hot-button topics as gender identity, wealth inequality, white privilege, police brutality, interracial relationships, and code-switching with honesty and a biting sense of humor. Matthew Carnahan and Don Cheadle have been dream partners and impeccable leaders. The core cast of Don, Kristen, Ben and Josh are one of the best comedy teams on television. They have brought the series to an incredibly satisfying conclusion with this historic final episode shot in Cuba.”
Based on the book by Martin House, House Of Lies stars Cheadle as manipulative management consultant Marty Kaan, a role which earned Cheadle a Golden Globe award, four Emmy noms and three other Golden Globe noms.
Produced by Showtime, House Of Lies is executive produced by Carnahan, Jessika Borsiczky, Cheadle and David Walpert.