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Eric Roberts is joining the cast of Starz's series "Crash."

On the second season of the Lionsgate TV-produced drama, Roberts is joined by five other new cast members: Dana Ashbrook, Linda Park, Jake McLaughlin, Tess Harper and Julie Warner.

Dennis Hopper is back, along with fellow returning cast members Ross McCall, Jocko Sims, Moran Atias.

Starz's first original drama series, from the producers of the best picture Oscar winner, has begun production on its 13-episode second season in Albuquerque.

Andrew Bernstein is directing the season's first episode, slated to debut on Friday, Sept. 18.

Set in Los Angeles, the second season of "Crash" will continue to revolve around the intersecting lives of Angelenos from different social strata.

Roberts will play Seth, a billionaire entrepreneur, who plans to give Los Angeles a long-desired new professional football team. Ashbrook ("Twin Peaks") will play Jimmy, a charismatic gambler who plays fast and loose with the law. »

- By Nellie Andreeva

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