A cocktail of killer stars is coming to us in a new Showtime series that looks like it has the potential for high, high quality entertainment.

Homeland stars Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin. It’s a one hour drama that will begin production during this summer. A total of 12 episodes have been ordered by Showtime, a network that consistently gets it right.

Homeland Plot Summary: HOMELAND is a psychological thriller that tells the story of Carrie Anderson (Claire Danes), a CIA officer battling her own demons, who becomes convinced that the intelligence that led to the rescue of Scott Brody (Damian Lewis) a U.S. soldier who had been missing and presumed deal for nine years, was a setup and may be connected to an Al Qaeda plot to be carried out on American soil.  Mandy Patinkin will portray Saul, a veteran CIA Division Chief who is Carrie’s (Danes) boss and mentor.  HOMELAND is written by Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa and Gideon Raff, and is based on Raff’s Israeli television series “Prisoners of War.”   The series will be produced by FOX 21.

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