Damages Scoop: Jenna Elfman Joins Cast as Catalyst For Climactic Patty-Ellen Showdown

Sitcom vet Jenna Elfman is taking a rare dramatic detour with a recurring role on the fifth and final season of Damages.

The Dharma & Greg alum will play an investment bank employee troubled by her company’s conduct. When she approaches Channing McClaren (previously announced special guest star Ryan Phillippe), the iconoclastic founder of a WikiLeaks-type Website devoted to corporate and government transparency, it lays the foundation for the case that will pit Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) and Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) against each other.

Additionally, TVLine has learned that The Big C‘s Alexandra Socha has been cast as the daughter to Elfman’s character. And as first scooped by The Hollywood Reporter, Startacus villain John Hannah will appear in multiple episodes as an advisor to Phillippe’s Channing.

Damages‘ final season is slated to air next summer on DirecTV