Showtime's 'House of Lies' Heads to Cuba as First American TV Production Since Diplomatic Restoration

The Don Cheadle-led comedy will shoot in Havana for its upcoming fifth season.
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House of Lies is heading into unchartered waters.

The Showtime comedy will shoot one episode in Havana, becoming the first American TV series to film in the country since the U.S. and Cuba restored diplomatic relations last year, the pay cabler announced Wednesday.

Series stars Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Josh Schwartz and Josh Lawson will all head to Cuba as part of the episode, which sees Marty (Cheadle) and his Pod journey to the country to land a major client.

“Marty and the Pod have traveled the world to land clients,” Cheadle said in a statement. “But this historic trip to Cuba is definitely Kaan & Associates’ biggest and wildest adventure yet. It’s sure to be one for the record books, for both our characters and for our cast and crew. We’re grateful to Showtime, our production team and everyone who worked so diligently to make this trip happen.”

Wanda Sykes, Keegan-Michael Key, Ken Marino, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, John Cho, Donald Faison and Nicky Whelan are lined up to guest-star on the upcoming season of House of Lies.

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