Status: Returning Series
US: Sundays, 2 October 2011 – 18 December 2011 on Showtime
UK: Sundays, 19 February 2012 – 06 May 2012 on Channel 4
US: Sundays, 30 September 2012 – ? on Showtime
UK: Late 2012 on Channel 4
Filmed: Season 1 Pilot filmed from January- early February 2011. Season 1 filmed mid-June – November 2011. Season 2 began filming mid-June 2012.
Production Studios: Fox 21
Principal Cast: Claire Danes (Carrie Anderson), Damian Lewis (Scott Brody), Mandy Patinkin (Saul Berenson), Morena Baccarin (Jessica Brody), David Harewood (David Estes)
Crew: Howard Gordon (Creator/Executive Producer), Alex Gansa (Creator/Executive Producer),
The story of an U.S. Marine Sergeant Scott Brody who is recovered during a drone strike 10 years after going missing during the invasion of Baghdad. It centers on Carrie Anderson, a smart, driven and iconoclastic CIA case officer who tracks down threats to homeland security coming from the Middle East. She receives a tip from an informant that the American POW enjoying a hero’s welcome home has been turned and he is leading the next big strike against the American homeland. The series chronicles Anderson’s efforts to expose Brody and uncover the truth.
Former Life star Damian Lewis has been tapped to star opposite Claire Danes in the pilot from 24 executive producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa. Lewis will play the male lead in the project, which centers on Marine Sergeant Scott Brody (Lewis), who returns home after spending eight years as a prisoner of war in Baghdad, and Carrie Anderson (Claire Danes), a driven CIA officer who suspects he might be plotting an attack on America. Scott, who was discovered during a U.S. attack on an enemy base, was brought to the U.S. with much fanfare and is happy to be home with his family, wife Jessica (Laura Fraser), and two kids, but still carries with him the trauma of his imprisonment and torture. Lewis, a British screen and stage actor, is best known in the U.S. for his roles in the NBC quirky drama Life and HBO’s Emmy-winning World War II mini-series Band of Brothers.
Also cast in Homeland is another British actor, David Harewood (Blood Diamond). He will play David Estes, the the youngest Deputy Director of Intelligence in CIA history, decisive, political, professional, but ultimately self-serving who is frequently exasperated by Carrie’s obsessive determination to follow up any lead, no matter how small or politically inconvenient.