Get ready for the fifth and final season of the show The Hollywood Reporter has called “the best drama series on television.” On Wednesday, July 11, the legal thriller Damages, starring Emmy Award-winner Glenn Close and Emmy Award-nominee Rose Byrne, returns to the AUDIENCE Network™ (Ch. 239), only on DIRECTV.

In the previous seasons, revered high-stakes litigator Patty Hewes and her brilliant young protégé, Ellen Parsons, worked together to destroy every opponent who crossed their path, both in and outside the courtroom. But nothing could’ve prepared you for the final showdown: Ellen goes head to head with her former mentor.

The case centers on the founder of, a controversial website devoted to government and corporate transparency. (Think WikiLeaks.) When an employee of an investment bank approaches him with insider information about her company, it sets off a chain reaction of mysterious crimes and shocking double crossings. Who is in the right this time around? That’s for you to decide.

Check out the press release for more info on fifth and final season of Damages.