11:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Goliath' Renewed for Season 3 at Amazon
Goliath is returning to Amazon.
The retail giant and streaming service has handed out a third-season renewal for the Billy Bob Thornton-led drama. The next season will return in 2019, with Lawrence Trilling remaining as showrunner. Trilling is the third overall showrunner on the series, following Clyde Phillips (Dexter) and David E. Kelley.
Season three of Goliath will feature Thornton as well as new castmembers Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow), Amy Brenneman (The Leftovers), Beau Bridges (Homeland), Griffin Dunne (House of Lies), Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks: The Return) and Shamier Anderson (Destroyer). They join a cast that includes Nina Arianda, Tania Raymonde, Diana Hopper, Ana de la Reguera and Julie Brister. The third season will see Billy McBride (Thornton) take a case in the drought-stricken Central Valley, where he comes face-to-face with a new Goliath: a billionaire rancher (Quaid) and his sister (Brenneman).
"Our Prime Video customers loved the first two seasons of Goliath, and I’m excited we can bring them a new season of this sharp and surprising legal drama,” Vernon Sanders, co-head of television at Amazon, said Tuesday in a statement. “We have an incredible array of stars joining Billy Bob and the Goliath cast, and fans will be thrilled to see what’s in store for season three.”
This marks the first time that Goliath has been renewed under new Amazon Studios topper Jennifer Salke. The series, originally greenlit by since-ousted programming chief Roy Price, was launched by Kelley, who famously called the company a "bit of a gong show."
An episode count on season three of Goliath has not yet been determined.
The series is executive produced by Trilling (Parenthood), Geyer Kosinski (Fargo) and Jennifer Ames & Steve Turner (Boardwalk Empire).
Goliath is part of an Amazon slate that includes Jack Ryan, Man in the High Castle, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Homecoming, Sneaky Pete, Bosch and Fleabag, as well as the upcoming The Boys, Carnival Row, Good Omens, Hanna and, eventually, The Lord of the Rings.