HOMELAND Season 2 Announced

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In renewal news, Showtime has officially given its new series HOMELAND a second season consisting of 12 new episodes.

The renewal doesn’t really come as a surprise given how successful Homeland has proven itself to be. The series debuted as Showtime’s highest-rated freshman drama series ever, generating 4.4 million viewers across platforms in its first week. It also has continued to increase overall viewership since its premiere, with its most recent episode delivering the series’ best ratings to-date this past Sunday. Season two will begin production in spring 2012.

In case you didn’t know, Homeland is a one-hour drama series that tells the story of Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), a CIA officer battling her own demons, who becomes convinced that the intelligence that led to the rescue of Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), a U.S. soldier who had been missing and presumed dead for eight years, was a setup and may be connected to an Al Qaeda plot to be carried out on American soil. The series also stars Morena Baccarin, David Harewood, Diego Klattenhoff, Morgan Saylor and Jackson Pace. HOMELAND is based on the original Israeli series “Prisoners of War,” by Gideon Raff. Along with Gordon and Gansa, the executive producers for season one are Avi Nir, Ran Telem, Gideon Raff and Michael Cuesta.

Thoughts? Are you watching Homeland? And if you are, will you be tuning in for season 2?

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