Damages (Tv Series) 2007

Damages is an American television drama series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler (collectively known as KZK). It is broadcast in the United States on the cable network FX and is produced by the creators’ own production company, KZK productions.

It premiered on July 24, 2007. The show’s second season premiered on January 7, 2009. The show has been renewed for a third season. The cast have also signed up for six seasons. The series revolves around the brilliant yet ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), her protégée Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) and the law firm Hewes runs in New York City. The debut season finds Hewes attempting to win a class-action lawsuit against the former CEO of a corporation (Ted Danson) on behalf of his former workers. The sophomore season revolves around Patty’s relationship with a man from her past (William Hurt) & how she is thrown into a new cutthroat case, while Ellen seeks revenge against Patty. Damages has received critical acclaim and has won numerous television awards, including a Golden Globe and three Emmy Awards for its first season. The show is noted for its nonlinear narrative, frequent use of plot twists, technical merit, season-long storylines and the acting ability of its cast.
Cast
Season one
* Glenn Close (Patty Hewes)
* Rose Byrne (Ellen Parsons)
* Željko Ivanek (Ray Fiske)
* Noah Bean (David Connor)
* Tate Donovan (Tom Shayes)
* Ted Danson (Arthur Frobisher)
Season two
* Glenn Close (Patty Hewes)
* Rose Byrne (Ellen Parsons)
* Tate Donovan (Tom Shayes)
* Anastasia Griffith (Katie Connor)
* Marcia Gay Harden (Claire Maddox)
* Timothy Olyphant (Wes Krulik)
* Ted Danson (Arthur Frobisher)
* William Hurt (Daniel Purcell)
Awards/Nominations
Following the critically acclaimed first season, Damages was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at the 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards. Co-creators Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler & Daniel Zelman were nominated for writing and Allen Coulter for directing the pilot episode. Glenn Close received the nomination for her lead role, with co-stars Ted Danson and Željko Ivanek nominated for their supporting roles. Close and Ivanek won in their respective category, with the series also receiving the Emmy for best casting. The series earned four nominations at the 65th Golden Globe Awards, including Best Television Series, Close for Best Actress and Byrne and Danson for their supporting roles. Close won the award in her category.
The series premiere on July 24, 2007 drew 3.7 million viewers, with total of 5.1 million viewers including re-airing on the same night, becoming the most watched cable television program for the night.




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