TV Review: HOMELAND – Season 2 – “The Choice” – Season Finale

Claire Danes and Damian Lewis in HOMELAND - Season 2 - "The Choice" | ©2012 Showtime/Kent Smith

Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood, Rupert Friend Writers: Alex Gansa & Meredith Stiehl, developed for American television by Howard Gordon & Alex Ganza, based on the series HATUFIM created by Gideon Raff Director: Michael Cuesta Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: December 16, 2012 Both the DEXTER and HOMELAND season finales, aired back to back on December 16, carried, beyond the usual preliminary cautions, one-time warnings that the content of the episodes might be disturbing due to the tragedy in Connecticut that occurred on Dec. 14. In the case of DEXTER, most […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Howard Gordon on HOMELAND Season 2 and beyond

Damian Lewis and Claire Danes in HOMELAND - Season 1 | ©2011 Showtime

Showtime’s HOMELAND, which has its second-season finale Sunday night at 10 PM, is a great big suspenseful, plot-twisting hit. The first season won six Emmys, including Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Actress in a Drama for Claire Danes as high-strung CIA agent Carrie Mathison and Outstanding Actor in a Drama for Damian Lewis asU.S. war hero turned secret terrorist turned U.S. Congressman turned informant Nicholas Brody. Executive producer Howard Gordon, who adapted HOMELAND with writing partner Alex Gansa from Gideon Raff’s Israeli series HATUFIM, now has a production deal at Twentieth Century Fox and is producing the new drama TYRANT with Raff […]Read On »

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Interview: HOMELAND actor Damian Lewis on Season 2 and more

Damian Lewis in HOMELAND - Season 2 - "The Choice" | ©2012 Showtime/Kent Smith

British actor Damian Lewis took home this year for Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Drama for his portrayal of Nicholas Brody, American war hero turned secret terrorist in Season 1 of Showtime’s HOMELAND. The show also won five other Emmys, including Outstanding Drama and Outstanding Actress for Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, the CIA agent who is onto Brody – but also carries a torch for him. In HOMELAND Season 2, now airing on Showtime Sundays at 10 PM, things have gotten even more intense. Brody is now a U.S. congressman, being groomed for higher office by U.S. Vice-President […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Morena Baccarin on HOMELAND

Morena Baccarin in HOMELAND - Season 2 - "The Clearing" | ©2012 Showtime/Kent Smith

The first season of Showtime’s HOMELAND received six Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Actress for Claire Danes and Outstanding Actor for Damien Lewis. Now in its second season, Sundays at 10 PM, HOMELAND, adapted and produced for American television by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, keeps up its breakneck pace. Danes’ CIA agent Carrie Mathison is more worried than ever about a terrorist attack onU.S. soil, due in part to her complicated relationship with Lewis’ Congressman Nicholas Brody. Brody was a U.S. Marine who was captured and spent eight years in the hands of a terrorist; when Brody was […]Read On »

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TV Review: HOMELAND – Season 2 – “The Smile” – Season Premiere

Claire Danes and Damian Lewis in HOMELAND - Season 2 | ©2012 Showtime/Nadav Kander

Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood, Jackson Pace, Morgan Saylor Writers: Howard Gordon & Alex Ganza, developed for American television by Howard Gordon & Alex Ganza, based on the series HATUFIM created by Gideon Raff Director: Michael Cuesta Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: September 30, 2012 HOMELAND enters its second season with the high-class problem of having to live up the shadow cast by all the Emmy statuettes it picked up a week earlier for Best Drama, Best Actress in a Drama, Best Actor in a Drama, etc. Fortunately and unsurprisingly, Season […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: HOMELAND creators Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa talk Season 1

Damian Lewis and Claire Danes in HOMELAND - Season 1 | ©2011 Showtime

Showtime’s HOMELAND has just been nominated for a batch of Golden Globe Awards, including Drama Series, leading actress Claire Danes and leading actor Damian Lewis. Small wonder – the series, based on an Israeli drama called HATUFIM, has kept audiences riveted as Danes’ dedicated but unstable CIA agent Carrie Mathison tries to prove that Lewis’ former POW war hero Nicholas Brody has been turned by his captors and is planning a terrorist act on U.S. soil. HOMELAND executive producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, who adapted the material for American television, aren’t exactly novices when it comes to making shows […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Morena Baccarin – from V to HOMELAND

Morena Baccarin in HOMELAND - Season 1 | ©2011 Showtime/Kent Smith

In Showtime’s new series HOMELAND, already renewed for another year, Damian Lewis plays Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody, who was presumed dead but was rescued after eight years of captivity and torture in the Middle East. The CIA wonders if Brody has been turned into a sleeper agent, but his family – wife Jessica, played by Morena Baccarin, and their two children – are more concerned about simply reintegrating him into his home. Born in Rio de Janeiro and raised in New York, Baccarin has played all sorts of characters, but until now, she’s been best known for her work in the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Claire Danes uncovers the secrets of HOMELAND

Claire Danes in HOMELAND - Season 1 | ©2011 Showtime/Kent Smith

In Showtime’s new series HOMELAND, which airs Sundays at 10 PM, Claire Danes plays CIA officer Carrie Anderson, who is convinced that returning war hero Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody, held as a POW for eight years in Iraq, has actually been turned and is now a sleeper agent planning a terrorist act on U.S. soil. Fresh off her Emmy win for playing the real-person title character in HBO’s TEMPLE GRANDIN, The New York-born and raised Danes is making her first foray into series television since her 1994-1995 run in the short-lived but still venerated MY SO-CALLED LIFE. She’s done theatre […]Read On »

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TV Review: HOMELAND – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Claire Danes in HOMELAND - Season 1 | ©2011 Showtime/Ronen Akerman

Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin, Morena Baccarin Writers: Howard Gordon & Alex Ganza, developed for American television by Howard Gordon & Alex Ganza, based on the series HATUFIM created by Gideon Raff Director: Michael Cuesta Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: October 2, 2011 Based on what can be determined from its pilot episode, Showtime’s new series HOMELAND is exactly the sort of paranoid, tense, twisty serialized thriller that threatened to vanish for good when 24 went off the air. Good news – Howard Gordon & Alex Ganza, both 24 veterans, are at the helm here, […]Read On »

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