First Look: Claire Danes Returns to TV in Showtime's Homeland

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Here’s your first look at scenes from Showtime’s upcoming conspiracy thriller Homeland, produced by 24 vet Howard Gordon and starring Claire Danes.

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The drama, which was just picked up to series, revolves around a CIA officer (played by Danes) who becomes convinced that the intelligence that led to the rescue of a presumed-dead U.S. soldier (Damian Lewis) was a setup, and may be connected to an Al Qaeda plot to be carried out on American soil. A bearded Mandy Patinkin also stars as a veteran CIA Division Chief who serves as a mentor to Danes’ character.

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Comments (13)

  • Can’t wait!

    Comment by Steven – April 12, 2011 11:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looks great! Love Claire Danes, love Damian Lewis, and I love Mandy Patinkin! Hopefully Mandy will decide to stick with this show. ;)

    Comment by DL – April 12, 2011 11:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Any idea as to when this might premiere?

    Comment by Sean – April 12, 2011 12:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mandy Patinkin? Really?? Good actor, bad precedent of bailing out on his shows. Hope Showtime stuck a “In for the Long Haul” clause in his contract…

    Comment by TLG – April 12, 2011 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree. Mandy? Whoa….

      Comment by Brock – April 12, 2011 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved Damian Lewis in Life, and I love Claire Danes. Mandy Patinkin is a good actor, even if, as some have commented, he isn’t know for sticking with his shows. Looking forward to it!

    Comment by Mikaylah – April 12, 2011 01:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This looks great, cannot wait to see more.

    Comment by Daisy – April 12, 2011 01:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looks good, too bad I don’t have Showtime.

    Comment by Melody – April 12, 2011 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow. This looks good!

    Comment by Marty – April 12, 2011 03:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Need more context. Why would a soldier flip sides? Doesn’t make sense.

    Comment by Lachlen – April 12, 2011 07:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Umm… perhaps part of the reason to watch the show? One of the mysteries that unfold along the way?

      God, it’s a preview/teaser/trailer, not a summary. It’s point is to get you to think about things like that which will make you want to watch the show.

      Comment by Mitch – April 12, 2011 11:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There’s a good chance Mandy will stick around since it’s on Showtime and not a broadcast network. He didn’t bail on “Dead Like Me”, but it was only around for two seasons, which seems to be his maximum commitment on the other shows.

    Comment by Bob – April 13, 2011 10:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This looks smart and the casting looks appealing as well. I can only wonder, though, at the plot. It sounds suspiciously like “Manchurian Candidate.”

    Comment by Gregory – July 6, 2011 02:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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