HIT HBO SERIES SIX FEET UNDER RETURNS FOR FIFTH AND FINAL SEASON LATER THIS YEAR
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2005 - HBO's hit Sunday-night drama series SIX
FEET UNDER will return for its fifth and final season, with 12 new
episodes to debut beginning in June.
Wrapping its fourth season last September, the Emmy(r) and Golden
Globe winner SIX FEET UNDER was created by Alan Ball (winner of the
Best Original Screenplay Oscar(r) for "American Beauty"). Using
dramatic irony and dark, situational humor, the show approaches the
subject of death through the eyes of the Fisher family, who own and
operate Fisher & Diaz Funeral Home in Los Angeles.
Cast regulars for the fifth season of SIX FEET UNDER are: Peter
Krause (Nate), Michael C. Hall (David), Rachel Griffiths (Brenda),
Frances Conroy (Ruth), Lauren Ambrose (Claire), Freddy Rodriguez
(Federico), Mathew St. Patrick (Keith), James Cromwell (George) and
Justina Machado (Vanessa). Also appearing in the new episodes will be:
Kathy Bates (Bettina), Joanna Cassidy (Margaret), Patricia Clarkson
(Sarah), Jennifer Elise Cox (Mary), Ileana Douglas (Angela), Tina
Holmes (Maggie), Richard Jenkins (Nathaniel), Peter Macdissi
(Olivier), Matt Malloy (Roger), Kal Penn and Jeremy Sisto (Billy).
Directors for the new season will include Daniel Attias, Alan Ball,
Rodrigo Garcia, Joshua Marston, Dan Minahan, Jeremy Podeswa and Alan
The executive producers of SIX FEET UNDER are Alan Ball, Robert
Greenblatt, David Janollari, Alan Poul, Bruce Eric Kaplan and Rick
Cleveland; co-executive producers, Scott Buck and Jill Soloway;
supervising producer, Kate Robin; producers, Lori Jo Nemhauser, Bob
Del Valle and Craig Wright; co-producer, Nancy Oliver.