Last season, Marty's brief stint in white collar prison left the firm in shambles and a pregnant Jeannie (Bell) in charge of Clyde (Schwartz), Doug (Lawson), and a tainted Kaan & Associates.
Client flight decimated the bottom line, but Marty returned on the scene with a singular focus: winning, at any and all cost. His fellow cellmate, billionaire Ellis Hightower (guest star Demetri Martin), became his first big post-incarceration client, and a tough investor (guest star Mary McCormack) swooped in to the rescue. But the white knights came armed with strings and major complications.
Meanwhile, Clyde and Doug fell uncomfortably in bed - literally and figuratively - with app producer Kelsey (guest star Valorie Curry). On the home front, Marty's social activist-talk show host brother Malcolm (guest star Larenz Tate) was back home stirring the pot while Jeremiah (Turman) kept the Kaan family in line.
But no amount of sage advice from dad could help Marty balance a struggling company, demanding clients, and a most unexpected pregnancy that threw a grenade in his already convoluted life.
The season wrapped up answering some burning questions, as Marty fought to save Kaan & Associates from the brink and from Denna Altshuler's (McCormack) death grip while Jeannie was giving birth to their baby.
Meanwhile, Clyde (Schwartz) and Doug's (Lawson) billionaire venture going bust had an unexpected upside, while Marty's son Roscoe (Leonard Jr.) atoned for his illegal side business.
This season, Marty is a man with a singular focus - ascending from millionaire mogul to global dominator. No longer content with fleecing big-money clients, he's upping the stakes in a highly calculated winner-take-all power play that will land him and the Pod - Jeannie (Kristen Bell), Clyde (Ben Schwartz) and Doug (Josh Lawson) - in Cuba.
To the victor go all the spoils.
Guest stars for the fifth season include Wanda Sykes (Alpha House) as a love interest for Jeremiah (Glynn Turman); Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) as the CEO of a hair care line; and Ken Marino (Children's Hospital) as a love interest for Jeannie.
Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Major Crimes), John Cho (Star Trek), Donald Faison (Scrubs), and Nicky Whelan (Matador, Franklin & Bash) also guest star.
House of Lies is a comedy series from the tell-all book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn. The series stars Don Cheadle in his four-time Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning performance as Marty Kaan.
Kristen Bell plays his razor-sharp partner and mother of his daughter; Emmy winner Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson as members of his team (a.k.a. The Pod); Emmy winner Glynn Turman as his father; and Donis Leonard Jr. as his gender-fluid teenage son.
Produced by Showtime, House of Lies is created and executive produced by Matthew Carnahan. Jessika Borsiczky, Don Cheadle and David Walpert return as executive producers for the fifth and final season.