William Hurt has joined the cast of FX's Damages, reuniting him with his The Big Chill co-star Glenn Close.

According to Variety, Damages will mark Hurt's first regular TV series role.

Hurt signs on as Damages starts shooting its second season next week in New York. Hurt will play a client of Close's character, tough-as-nails attorney Patty Hewes. Hurt's character and Hewes also have a past that's more than just professional.

"As we created the role, we were thinking about who might be the right fit," said exec producer Todd Kessler, who's directing the season opener. "William was at the top of the list. Once you see this season, you'll see why it makes so much sense."

Besides Close, Rose Byrne and Tate Donovan are also set to return for season two.