J.K. Simmons and Bruce Dern join Goliath Season 4
Staff Reporter | On 04, Feb 2020Reading time: 3 mins
Amazon’s Goliath is going out in style with two big names joining its fourth and final season.
J.K. Simmons and Bruce Dern will star as series regulars opposite Billy Bob Thornton in Season 4 of the legal drama.
Created by David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal) and Jonathan Shapiro (The Practice), the legal drama was the first Amazon original to get a straight-to-series order and stars Billy Bob Thornton as washed-up-lawyer-on-a-comeback Billy McBride.
Created by David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro, the series has been a winner for Amazon, despite some showrunner changes and creative differences along the way. Within a month of Season 3’ms debut, Amazon announced that Billy would return for one last case, with regulars Nina Arianda, Tania Raymonde, Diana Hopper, Ana de la Reguera and Julie Brister to reprise their roles. The season will again be exec-produced by Lawrence Trilling (Parenthood), Geyer Kosinski (Fargo), Jennifer Ames and Steve Turner (Boardwalk Empire).
Season 4 will see McBride take on a case that tackles a timely global crisis that impacts a generation.
Simmons will play George Zax, the head of one of the USA’s biggest family pharmaceutical firms. Dern will portray Frank, George’s brother, the scientific genius and black sheep of the family.
Amazon renews Goliath for fourth and final season
16th November 2019
Amazon has renewed Goliath for a fourth and final season.
Created by David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal) and Jonathan Shapiro (The Practice), the legal drama was the first Amazon original to get a straight-to-series order and stars Billy Bob Thornton as washed-up lawyer Billy McBride. Thornton won the 2017 Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Series for the thriller, which became the most-binged first season of an Amazon original series in its first 10 days.
Since then, despite some showrunner changes and creative differences, the series has continued to be a winner for Amazon, ordering a second and third run in quick succession.
Season 3 saw Thornton joined by some high-profile guest stars, including Dennis Quaid, Amy Brenneman, Griffin Dunne and Beau Bridges. It saw Billy investigate the unexpected death of an old friend in the drought-stricken Central Valley.
“An entertaining run that has a renewed sense of focus, without losing its dependable procedural appeal,” we wrote in our review of Season 3.
Now, a month after that season’s debut, Amazon has announced that Billy McBride will return for one last case, with regulars Nina Arianda, Tania Raymonde, Diana Hopper, Ana de la Reguera and Julie Brister likely to reprise their roles. The show continues to be exec-produced by Lawrence Trilling (Parenthood), Geyer Kosinski (Fargo), Jennifer Ames and Steve Turner (Boardwalk Empire).
“Goliath has been one of our most popular shows ever on Prime Video, and we’re so thankful to Billy Bob, Larry, Geyer, Jennifer, Steve, and the entire Goliath team for bringing this series to life,” Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “We’re happy that our customers around the world will have a chance to see Billy McBride bring this final chapter to a close on Prime Video next year.”
Trilling added: “I’m thrilled we get another season to tell Billy McBride’s story. Our latest case tackles a timely global crisis that impacts an entire generation, and we will be adding some exceptional talent to our already amazing cast. I’m so grateful to everyone at Amazon for their support of the show. Jennifer, Steve and Geyer have been dream partners, Billy Bob is a constant inspiration, and I’ve been blessed to work with a stellar cast and crew.”