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'Homeland' wins third season on Showtime

By April MacIntyre Oct 22, 2012, 23:24 GMT

'Homeland' wins third season on Showtime

Showtime\'s excellent Emmy-winning drama \'Homeland\' was ordered up for a third season.

Showtime's excellent Emmy-winning drama 'Homeland' was ordered up for a third season.

The series stars Damien Lewis, Claire Danes and Many Patinkin.

From Showtime:
“The Emmy wins for HOMELAND have certainly set the stage for a great second season,” said Nevins. “The writers, cast and crew of HOMELAND continue to create a remarkably entertaining and suspenseful roller coaster ride, growing audiences week after week.  We can't wait for our viewers to experience what unfolds through the rest of season two.  Our partners at Fox 21 have been tremendous, and we are thrilled to begin the planning for HOMELAND's third season."
 
Most recently, HOMELAND tied for the most wins of any program this year at the Emmy Awards, honored with six wins including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, and Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor in a Drama Series.  Additionally, HOMELAND has been awarded Golden Globe Awards, Peabody, Television Critics Association, AFI and Critics' Choice Awards in its freshman season.  In the week leading up to its season two premiere, HOMELAND season one received 1.7 million views On Demand, the most pre-premiere viewing of a previous season On Demand in SHOWTIME series history. HOMELAND is currently filming the conclusion of season two in North Carolina.
 
HOMELAND is a one-hour drama series that tells the story of Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), a CIA officer battling her own demons, who becomes convinced that the intelligence that led to the rescue of Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), a U.S. soldier who had been missing and presumed dead for eight years, was a setup and may be connected to an Al Qaeda plot to be carried out on American soil.  The series also stars Mandy Patinkin, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood, Diego Klattenhoff, Jackson Pace, Morgan Saylor, Jamey Sheridan, David Marciano and Navid Negahban. The series executive producers are Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa, Gideon Raff, Michael Cuesta, Alex Cary, Chip Johannessen, Henry Bromell, Meredith Stiehm, Avi Nir and Ran Telem.

Premise

Claire Danes as an estranged CIA agent who is hunting a turned USA veteran terrorist. Both she and Damian Lewis won Emmys for their performances. Mandy Patinkin and Morena Baccarin are key supporting cast.

The executive producers are Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa, Gideon Raff, Michael Cuesta, Alex Cary, Chip Johannessen, Henry Bromell, Meredith Stiehm, Avi Nir and Ran Telem. Fox 21 is producing the UA series based on Raff's Israeli drama "Hatufim."

 



Further Reading on M&C

Claire Danes Biography - - Claire Danes Movies -
Damien Lewis Biography - - Damien Lewis Movies - Mandy Patinkin Biography - - Mandy Patinkin Movies -

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