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Showtime Renews 'Homeland' For Season 2

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 26th 2011 12:30PM
Showtime Renews HomelandFictional terrorists beware! Claire Danes will remain on your tail for another season. Showtime has renewed the political thriller for a second season.

stars Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin and is executive produced by '24' guru Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa. Danes plays Carrie Mathison, a CIA officer who becomes convinced rescued POW Nicholas Brody (Lewis) has been turned by Al Qaeda.

"'Homeland' is just getting started," David Nevins, president of entertainment at Showtime Networks, said in a statement. "Clearly, the overall audience growth from week one to week four demonstrates that this show is hitting a nerve in the cultural zeitgeist. Alex and Howard have created a psychological thriller that holds special relevance in the post 9/11 world. I'm quite confident that its passionate audience will be riveted as the season unfolds and people discover where this story is going."

The series premiere of 'Homeland' was watched by 4.4 million viewers across multiple platforms. The Sun., Oct. 23 episode was watched by 1.1 million viewers at 10PM ET.

Season 2 will be 12 episodes. Production begins in the spring of 2012.
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Chris, I love your line "Fictional terrorists beware!"

April 26 2012 at 11:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Barbara Israel

this series was among the BEST tv i've ever sen!!...it took me awhile to wean myslf off if it!!.. i kept watching the episodes over and over again on HBO On Demand...till i practically knew all the dialogue!!!...[i know!..i was scaring myself too!!..i'm better now though..hee hee]... so glad its coming back!....[can only imagine WHERE the story line
will go!!.. don't forget.. the chip that Brody recorded before he was going to blow himself up?...that is somehwere on
Walker's dead body!!]...anyways..i'm thrilled it coming back..but i wish we didn't have to wait till september!!!

March 12 2012 at 7:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Yes. I'm hooked, but when does season 2 begin? In the spring?? Hurry up, already. It's been a long hiatus--too long. Hope the terrific writing continues to blow the competition out of the water.

March 02 2012 at 3:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The show started well, but, as is so often the case, it undermined itself with the season finale. Became ridiculous. And I can't deal with anymore hysterics from Claire Dane.

February 25 2012 at 4:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kev cons

Cant wait for Homeland Season 2, Best show ever!!!!!

February 07 2012 at 6:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Love the show. I wasn't going to watch it but I wanted the first episode online and then got hooked. I wish I had not wached them so fast.

January 28 2012 at 11:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Great show, so happy to hear about season 2 (though production STARTING in spring 2012??)

@Ankhorite, agree with every word

@Nancy Martin, have you ever watched House, hugh laurie - british, have you also watched The Walking Dead, Andrew Lincoln aka Rick Grimes, is British, along with Homeland, looks like you gringos are lookin at us Brits for quality, not to mention anything with Damian Lewis is blindingly great (anyone remember his show "Life", a few years back!!!)

December 19 2011 at 10:14 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

The writing, acting, and directing of the cabin confrontation scene in Season 1, Episode 7, is the best I have ever seen. Damian Lewis is the equal of Meryl Streep.

Holy cow, this show ought walk off with every award Hollywood has to offer. Just amazing.

And what's up with the weird anti-Brit bigotry in the first comment here by Nancy Martin? Good grief, lady, Lewis' portrayal of Brody is a privilege to watch.

November 19 2011 at 10:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nancy Martin

Love, love, love this show. The only thing I don't like is the actor playing the main character, Brody. Then when I heard him speak, off the show, I realized he's British. Didn't we have enough American actors to fill this role. I can just see the BBc putting on a series about a British POW returning home and casting the series with an American actor. I just don't get it.

October 26 2011 at 7:45 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Nancy Martin's comment

you really need to do yourself a favor and check out some of damian lewis's other works. he's an amazing actor. band of brothers is required watching for anyone that is a fan of excellence in film. i understand your confusion, on the surface, of casting a brit to play an american...but, i really think that damian lewis's acting puts him in a category that is all his own.

criticize the substance or portrayal if you must, but let's move beyond looking at lines on a map in order to discern a person's worth. damian lewis is the right person for this job.

January 18 2012 at 3:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dexter Morgan

GREAT new show...gets better every week....

But when does Showtime TV ever screw up a TV series......?

October 26 2011 at 7:08 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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