Homeland Bumps F. Murray Abraham, Sarita Choudhury to Series Regulars for Season 3

Homeland F. Murray Abraham and Sarita Choudhury will be series regulars when Homeland returns for its third season.

The actors, who played Dar Adal and Saul’s estranged wife Mira in Season 2, have been promoted from guest-star status, Hitfix reports.

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Both characters tie into Saul’s storyline, which may get more play now that he’s been named acting director of the CIA. Further, the site reports, Adal’s retired black-ops specialist may be brought out of retirement to help beef up the agency, which lost so many operatives in an Abu Nazir-masterminded explosion.

Abraham’s other recent TV work includes The Good Wife, Elementary and Louie. British actress Choudry has appeared on The Good Wife, Law & Order and 100 Centre Street, among others.

Homeland returns to Showtime on Sept. 29.