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Damages Taps Ryan Phillippe for Season 5

Ryan Phillippe has signed on for the fifth and final season of Damages, TVLine.com reports. Phillippe will play...

Natalie Abrams
Natalie Abrams

Ryan Phillippe has signed on for the fifth and final season of Damages, TVLine.com reports.

Phillippe will play a Julian Assange-esque character in the new season, which will pit Glenn Close's Patty Hewes against Rose Byrne's Ellen Parsons. In this case, his character will turn to Ellen for help.

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Phillippe, whose film roles include Crash, I Know What You Did Last Summerand Cruel Intentions, hasn't had a regular TV gig since his days as Billy Douglas on One Life to Live.

Damages is expected to premiere its final season next summer on DirecTV.