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Exclusive: Homeland Hands Out Two Series Regular Promotions

Showtime’s Homeland is fortifying its ranks for Season 2, promoting two recurring players to series regular status.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Navid Negahban, who plays world-renowned terrorist Abu Nazir, will be a series regular for the acclaimed drama’s sophomore run.

Additionally, a series spokesperson confirms that David Marciano has been upped to full-time cast member, meaning Carrie, aprés-shock treatment, may get some help in reassembling any “lost” memories from her right-hand snoop, Virgil.

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In assaying the Showtime drama’s sucecss, Negahban told TVLine at the premiere of the indie short Blood Moon, “The [Homeland] writers and creators have been very brave to tackle a subject that everybody thinks about but nobody talks about…. At the end, it raises the question, Who is your hero? Who is your villain? And that’s what I love about the show.”

Homeland begins production on Season 2 in May, with an eye on a likely fall premiere. (With reporting by Michael Maloney)