John Doman and Clarke Peters

Cheers to Damages for signing two veterans of The Wire for its Season 2 cast.

Clarke Peters (aka dogged detective Lester Freemon on HBO's urban masterpiece) will play a mysterious powerbroker on the FX drama, while John Doman (The Wire's gruff Deputy Commissioner William Rawls) will appear as an unethical energy-company CEO. Along with Damages' other cast additions — William Hurt, Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden, Deadwood's Timothy Olyphant — this could ensure that Glenn Close's addictive thriller succeeds The Wire as TV's most powerful hour.

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