The fifth and final season of the series, which has been nominated for 19 Emmy Awards, centres on the timely and controversial subject of government and corporate transparency, focusing on how the ever-changing digital landscape shapes the way in which information is obtained and shared.
The founder of a controversial website devoted to government and corporate transparency gets sued after his most recent information leak does not go as planned. It's the perfect stage for the ultimate showdown between the mentor and her former protégée.
When whistleblower Naomi Walling approaches Channing McClaren (Ryan Phillippe), founder of website McClarenTruth.org, with details of insider trading at her company, it lays the foundation for the case that will pit Patty and Ellen against each other.
Damages is produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with FX Productions and KZK Productions. In true Damages fashion, the season features a stellar array of stars including Ryan Phillippe, who joins the cast as a series regular.
Emmy Award-nominee Jenna Elfman, Academy Award-nominee Janet McTeer, John Hannah, Chris Messina, Judd Hirsch, M. Emmett Walsh, Victor Garber, William Sadler, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Gillian Alexy and Zachary Booth are featured throughout the season.
Damages was created and executive produced by KZK (Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler) and co-executive produced by Mark A. Baker.