Claire Danes in Talks to Star in Showtime’s HOMELAND

Claire Danes

Claire Danes may be headed back to series television. TV Guide reports that Danes is in talks to star in the Showtime dramatic pilot HOMELAND, playing Carrie Anderson, a CIA officer handling security threats that originate from the Middle East.

Loosely based on the Israeli series Hatufim (Prisoners of War), Homeland focuses on US Marine Sergeant Scott Brody, who went missing during the 2003 invasion of Baghdad and who is enjoying a hero’s welcome after recently being found. Anderson receives a tip that Brody has in fact been turned and is leading a strike against the US, and the series would follow her investigation.

24 producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa co-wrote the pilot with Hatufim creator Gideon Raff.

Danes won an Emmy this year for her performance in the HBO film Temple Grandin, but this would be her first regular series role since 1994’s My So-Called Life.