House of Lies is a dark comedy US series. They were created and developed by Matthew Carnahan. The premiere of the show was in the beginning of January 2012. The original idea was taken from the book “House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time”. The book was written by Martin Kaan, who worked for Booz Allen Hamilton as a consultant.
Good news! The fifth season of House of Lies is on the way! The official release date is not clear yet, but it is promised to be released in 2016 for sure. The series is in the process of creating – there will be ten fresh episodes. The renewal is promised to appear in two days after the end of the fourth season.
Get ready to meet Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan, Kristen Bell as Jeannie van der Hooven, Ben Schwartz as Clyde Oberholdt, Josh Lawson as Doug Guggenheim, Dawn Olivieri as Monica Talbot, Donis Leonard as Roscoe Kaan and Glynn Turman as Jeremiah Kaan.
The plot of the series centers round Marty Kaan and his personal and business life. Marty Kaan (played by Don Cheadle) is an immoral, cold, manipulative and selfish management consultant.
Marty was quite successful on his consultant post at Galweather Stearn. He was the one who headed Jeannie van der Hooven, engagement manager (played by Kristen Bell), Clyde Oberholdt (played by Ben Schwartz) and Doug Guggenheim (played by Josh Lawson) – the associates. After a period of time Kaan leaves his post in order to start the business of his own.
The series focuses not only on Kaan’s business and his team’s work. It also tells us about his personal life and relationships with people around him. He has to deal with Monica (management consultant and his ex-wife at the same time played by Dawn Olivieri), with his father Jeremiah (psychiatrist, retired, played by Glynn Turman) and his self-confident son Roscoe (played by Donis Leonard, Jr).
The unusual point of the series is that sometimes Marty often stops the show to make a comment about something or to express his feelings about the situation. At this very moment, the action on the screen freezes to give Marty a chance to say what he needs to say. There are also moments when Marty starts talking to the viewers, but all the other characters act as if no one is talking paying no attention to his remarks.
Marty Kaan was firstly created as a white character.
Kristen Bell’s second pregnancy was used in the show.
The main character of the show sometimes stops the action to express his thoughts to the viewers.
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