Mark Mothersbaugh has written the score for the new Showtime original series House of Lies. The dark comedy created by Matthew Carnahan (Dirt) is based on Martin Kihn’s book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time. The series stars Don Cheadle as a self-loathing management consultant who will use any means to get the information his clients need. Kristen Bell, Dawn Olivieri, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson, Donis Leonard Jr., Richard Schiff and Glynn Turman are co-starring. Carnahan is executive producing the comedy with Jessika Borsiczky (Flash Forward) and Stephen Hopkins (24, The Ghost and the Darkness) who also directed the pilot episode. House of Lies is set to premiere on January 8, 2012 and the first season of 12 episodes will be airing every Sunday night on Showtime. To learn more about the series, visit the official show website.
Mothersbaugh’s recent TV work includes the HBO comedy Enlightened, which has recently been nominated for two Golden Globes, including Best Comedy Series and Best Comedy Actress (Laura Dern). It has recently been announced that the show has been renewed for a second season. The composer also has three features coming out in theaters this year, including the animated film Hotel Transylvania, the Jonah Hill- and Channing Tatum-starring action comedy 21 Jump Street and the Jason Statham-starring thriller Safe. Mothersbaugh’s music can also currently be heard in theaters in Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked.