‘Goliath’ Spoilers: New Season 4 Trailer Reveals What Happened to Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton)

Billy McBride is back from the dead, and he’s ready to get some “f—— justice.” A new trailer for the final season of Amazon Prime Video’s Goliath has dropped, and it reveals some details about what happened to the maverick lawyer — played by Billy Bob Thornton — after season 3’s cliffhanger ending. It also previews Billy’s next big case, which sees him going up against a pharmaceutical company responsible for the opioid epidemic and the ruthless, Sackler-esque family behind the business. 

Billy McBride discuss his brush with death in ‘Goliath’ Season 4 trailer 

The last season of Goliath ended with Billy left for dead in a parking lot after Diana Blackwood (Amy Brenneman) shot him. That he survived the attack isn’t a huge surprise — we’ve known for a while that show (and Thornton) would return for one more season. But the just-released trailer offers some new details about Billy’s brush with death.

“They said I flatlined for six minutes. I was dead and then I wasn’t,” he tells a woman in a dimly-lit bar. 

Billy’s near-death experience has left him with the feeling that he was brought back for a specific purpose. 

“It’s like I’m supposed to take care of something,” he says. 

Billy fights the pharmaceutical industry in the new season of ‘Goliath’ 

Billy Bob Thornton standing in front of a window in 'Goliath'
‘Goliath’ Season 4 | Greg Lewis/Amazon Studios

Billy has spent the last three seasons of Goliath taking on powerful foes, including a shady defense contractor, a drug cartel, and a wealthy family determined to maintain control over valuable water rights in California’s drought-stricken Central Valley. In season 4, he takes on his biggest fight yet, going up against a pharmaceutical company that’s deliberately flooded the country with billions of addictive opioid pills. 

“They killed over 200,000 people. For profit,” he says. 

But taking down these bad guys won’t be easy. J.K. Simmons, who plays company head George Zax, warns Billy that he’s “f—— with the wrong guy.”

Bruce Dern joins ‘Goliath’ cast, William Hurt returns 

In addition to Simmons, several other new faces are joining the cast of Goliath Season 4. Bruce Dern plays George’s brother, Frank, a scientific genius and the black sheep of the Zax family. “There’s always someone watching,” he warns in the trailer. 

Jena Malone plays the head of the San Francisco law firm involved in the case. Other new cast members include Brandon Scott and Haley Joel Osment. 

JK Simmons and Billy Bob Thornton facing each other in 'Goliath' Season 4
‘Goliath’ Season 4 | Greg Lewis/Amazon Studios

Returning cast members include Nina Arianda as Patty Solis-Papagian and Tania Raymonde as prostitute-turned-legal-assistant Brittany. William Hurt is also back, reprising his role as Billy’s former partner Donald Cooperman.  

“I’ve always admired your ability to remain calm in the face of an impending s—storm,” he tells Billy. 

But Thornton’s character seems to relish the idea of one more fight. “This is the beginning of the end,” he tells George. “I’m in the mood to stick my fist up your a– and pull out billions. You get it?”

Goliath Season 4 is streaming on Amazon Prime Video beginning September 24. 

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