Diablo Cody has just gotten some Oscar-nominated help for the second season of her Showtime series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Viola Davis has joined the cast of The United States of Tara.

Davis will portray Lynda B. Dozier, a bizarre artist who becomes involved in the lives of Tara (Toni Collette) and her daughter Kate (Brie Larson).

It was said that Davis was scheduled to appear in seven of the show's 12 second season episodes. It wasn't clear when the second season will premiere as of now.