There will be no season 6 for Showtime’s House of Lies, the network announced today that House of Lies season 5 will end the series.
The final episode will air on Sunday, June 12 at 9 p.m, but the stars will move on quickly after. This season of the award-winning comedy premiered in April, the series stars Don Cheadle, in his Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated role as Marty Kaan.
“’House of Lies’ is a comedy that has frequently been ahead of the curve,” said David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks today. “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.”
“Creating and running ‘House of Lies’ has been a true dream gig, a creative apotheosis,” added Carnahan this afternoon. “Working with the remarkable team that Jessika Borsiczcky, David Walpert and I were allowed to put together, along with the incredible cast and crew, coming to work every day was a joy. Getting to work with heroes like Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell and Glynn Turman, breaking out amazing performers like Dawn Olivieri and the shockingly funny Josh Lawson; seeing Ben Schwartz, already so well-known as a comedic actor doing a deep-dive into really complex work; watching great actors like Matt Damon be willing to skewer versions of themselves; and then going out on the high note that is shooting in Cuba — these are all the kinds of reasons I got into this business in the first place.”
The series was based on the book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn, and was produced by Showtime.
The series was created and executive produced by Matthew Carnahan. Jessika Borsiczky, Don Cheadle and David Walpert also served as executive producers for season five.