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“Homeland” renewed for second season

Melissa Hayer Published: October 26, 2011
Damian Lewis and Claire Danes of "Homeland" - Showtime Photo
Damian Lewis and Claire Danes of "Homeland" - Showtime Photo


Showtime has ordered a 12-episode second season of the drama “Homeland,” which stars Emmy Award winner Claire Daines, Golden Globe nominee Damian Lewis, as well as Emmy and Tony Award winner Mandy Patinkin.

Danes’ character Carrie Mathison is a driven CIA officer battling her own psychological demons while becoming convinced that the intelligence that led to soldier Nicholas Brody’s (Lewis) rescue was a setup and that this national hero may be connected to an Al Qaeda plot set to be carried out in America.

“Homeland” premiered as the network’s highest-rated freshman drama series ever, registering 4.4 million viewers across platforms in its first week. The show has continued to increase overall viewership since its debut, with its most recent episode delivering “Homeland’s” best ratings-to-date this past Sunday, according to a news release.

Season two begins production in spring 2012.


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