HOMELAND: The scoop on Season 6 from co-creator Alex Gansa – interview

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in HOMELAND | © 2017 Jo Jo Whilden/SHOWTIME

HOMELAND is now in its sixth season Sunday nights on Showtime. The Emmy-winning drama focuses on the worlds of Homeland Security and the C.I.A., as seen through the eyes of Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes, who has acquired two Emmys in the role). In HOMELAND Season 6, Carrie has left intelligence work behind her – sort of, she is secretly advising the U.S. President-Elect Elizabeth Keane (Elizabeth Marvel) – and is working in New York City as a lawyer with a social justice group. Carrie is currently trying to help a young man who is accused of fomenting terrorism, even though […]Read On »

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HOMELAND: Co-creator Alex Gansa on Season 5 – Exclusive Interview

HOMELAND - Season 5 key art | ©2015 Showtime

Nicholas Brody may have died at the end of Season 3 of HOMELAND, but Damian Lewis, the actor who played him, is alive and well and, just at this moment, hanging out with Alex Gansa. Gansa and Howard Gordon adapted HOMELAND for Showtime, based on Gideon Raff’s Israeli series HATUFIM. Gansa is still show runner on HOMELAND, which just began its fifth season on SHOWTIME and airing Sundays at 9 PM. In the new season, Claire Danes’ character Carrie Mathison finds herself dealing with intrigue in Berlin, Germany. Lewis, back at Showtime on the premium cable network’s upcoming series BILLIONS, […]Read On »

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The scoop on DIG the new USA Series – interview

Jason Isaacs stars as Peter Connelly in DIG | © 2015 Virginia Sherwood/USA Network

In USA’s 10-episode miniseries DIG, which premieres Thursday, March 5 at 10 PM, Jason Isaacs stars as Peter Connelly, an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem, Israel. His investigation into a murder leads him to uncover a vast, long-lived conspiracy that threatens the world. DIG is created by its executive producers Tim Kring (HEROES, TOUCH) and Gideon Raff (HOMELAND, TYRANT). Kring, who is also working on HEROES REBORN for USA’s sibling network NBC, participates in a show runner panel held by NBC Cable for the Television Critics Association. When it ends, he takes time to answer a few more questions. One […]Read On »

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HOMELAND Season 4 scoop from co-creator Alex Gansa – Interview

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in HOMELAND - Season 4 Key Art | ©2014 Showtime/Jim Fiscus

Showtime’s Emmy-winning drama HOMELAND returns for its fourth season Sunday, October 5, at 9 PM with a double episode (the series airs thereafter in one-hour installments at 9 PM). Our heroine Carrie Mathison, played by Claire Danes, who won two consecutive Emmys in the role, is now CIA station chief in Kabul, Afghanistan. Carrie is still mourning the death of Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) and has left their infant daughter with her sister back in the U.S. Events soon lead Carrie to Pakistan. Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) is still working with Carrie and Carrie’s erstwhile mentor Saul (Mandy Patinkin), although […]Read On »

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TYRANT producer Howard Gordon talks the power of leadership

Adam Rayner as Barry in TYRANT | © 2014 Vered Adir/FX

Howard Gordon is a very busy executive producer. This year alone, his projects include 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY, which just wrapped up a successful twelve-episode run on Fox, LEGENDS, starring Sean Bean as a deep-cover FBI agent, which debuts on TNT August 13 and the multi-award-winning HOMELAND, the series Gordon developed with Alex Gansa, returns to Showtime for its fourth season in the fall. However, the series Gordon shows up to discuss at the Television Critics Association summer press tour is FX’s TYRANT, which airs Tuesdays at 10 PM. Created by Gordon and Gideon Raff (who originated the Israeli series […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Actor Justin Kirk takes on TYRANT

Justin Kirk as John Tucker in TYRANT | ©2014 FX/Matthias Clamer

In FX’s new series TYRANT, premiering Tuesday, June 24 at 10 PM, Bassam “Barry” Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner), a Pasadena doctor, married with children, takes his family for what is supposed to be a short trip to the Middle Eastern country where he was born. However, Barry’s father is now in charge in the nation of Baladi and wants his son to remain there. TYRANT was created by Gideon Raff, who also created HATUFIM, the Israeli series that inspired HOMELAND. Raff, HOMELAND co-creator Howard Gordon and Craig Wright serve as TYRANT’s executive producers. Although the show focuses on Barry and his […]Read On »

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Interview: Damian Lewis examines HOMELAND Season 3

Damian Lewis in HOMELAND - Season 3 | ©2013 Showtime/Kent Smith

British actor Damian Lewis won an Emmy for his first season as prisoner-of-war-turned-terrorist/Congressional candidate Nicholas Brody in Showtime’s CIA thriller HOMELAND, which airs Sundays at 9 PM. Lewis was nominated again for his second year on HOMELAND, when Congressman Brody is proved to be a terrorist by CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes, who won Emmys for both seasons), then is turned into a double agent by the CIA, then resumes his affair with the very conflicted Carrie, then is apparently framed for blowing up the CIA and ends the second season on the run. Now it’s Season 3. Carrie […]Read On »

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TV Review: HOMELAND – Season 3 – “Tin Man is Down” – Season Premiere

Claire Danes in HOMELAND - Season 3 | ©2013 Showtime/Frank Ockenfels 3

Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin, Morena Baccarin, Rupert Friend, Morgan Saylor, Jackson Pace, Sarita Choudhury, Tracy Letts, F. Murray Abraham Writers: Alex Ganza & Barbara Hall, developed for American television by Howard Gordon & Alex Ganza, based on the series HATUFIM created by Gideon Raff Director: Lesli Linka Glatter Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: September 29, 2013 With Claire Danes two for two in Emmy wins for her portrayal of conflicted CIA agent Carrie Mathison in the first two seasons of HOMELAND (not to mention Outstanding Drama and Outstanding Actor for Damien Lewis wins for […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Howard Gordon on HOMELAND Season 3

HOMELAND - Season 3 Key Art | ©2013 Showtime

Showtime’s HOMELAND returns for its third season on tonight at 9 PM. Its first season won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Damien Lewis as Nicholas Brody), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison) and Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (Alex Gansa & Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff for the pilot), along with Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series and Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series. On Sunday, September 22, HOMELAND and Danes received a second Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Emmy, and the […]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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