After finding success online before launching “Homeland,” Showtime is counting on a build up of buzz to deliver the channel with another hit. The network is giving viewers a surprise sneak peek at the upcoming Kristen Bell/Don Cheadle series “House of Lies,” not on TV but online.
According to Showtime, the series features Cheadle as a “charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of MBA-toting management consultants who are playing America’s 1 percent for everything they’ve got. They put the con in consulting as they charm smug, unsuspecting corporate fat cats into closing huge deals, and spending a fortune for their services. Twisting the facts, spinning the numbers, and spouting just enough business school jargon to dazzle the clients, there’s no end to what this crew won’t do to and for each other, while laughing all the way to the bank.”
“House of Lies” is set to officially premiere on Showtime on Sunday, Jan. 8, (there is a clip of the series in the video below). But you can watch the entire first episode (with Showtime making some slight edits for adult content) if you click here.