William Hurt by Dimitrios Kambouris/ WireImage.com William Hurt by Dimitrios Kambouris/ WireImage.com

Ted Danson did a delicious job in the debut season of FX's dark Damages, and now the show has reeled in an equally tantalizing actor for the second cycle, arriving in early 2009. Oscar winner William Hurt will play a new client of Patty Hewes' - one who shares a personal as well as a professional past with Glenn Close's barracuda.

Series creators Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman say in a statement, "We are thrilled and honored to have William join Glenn Close on our Damages dream team. The fuse is lit, and with these two actors going head to head, the fireworks are sure to fly."

Before you ask, I will interject here that at this time, Danson's involvement in Season 2 has not been determined.

Close and Hurt of course worked together for the first time in the 1983 boomer flick The Big Chill. - Ileane Rudolph