Glenn Close

Season 4 of Damages will premiere July 13 on DirecTV.

"The opportunity to be on DirecTV this season allows us to explore another chapter in the lives of Patty Hewes and Ellen Parsons, and push the envelope in terms of storytelling and content," series creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler said Wednesday in a statement.

The show will be carried Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Audience Network, which is the new name for DirecTV's 101 Network.

Griffin Dunne to report for duty on Damages

The series, which stars Glenn Close and Rose Byrne as ruthless New York lawyers, will shift its focus this season to private military contractors in Afghanistan. Some of the notable guest stars coming aboard include John Goodman, Griffin Dunne, Judd Hirsch, Bailey Chase and Chris Messina.

Season 4 marks the Emmy-nominated show's move from FX to DirecTV. In July, DirecTV announced it would team with Sony Pictures Television to keep the series alive for at least two more seasons, translating to 20 episodes. DirecTV also acquired the rights to air repeats of Seasons 1 through 3.