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"Homeland is an American psychological thriller television series"
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Homeland is an American psychological thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, based on the Isreali series Prisoners of War created by Gideon Raff. The series stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a CIA operations officer who has come to believe that an American Marine, who was held captive by Al-Qaeda as a prisoner of war, was turned by the enemy and now poses a significant risk to national security.

The series is broadcast in the United States on the cable channel Showtime, and is produced by Fox 21. It premiered on October 2, 2011.[1] The first episode was made available online, over two weeks prior to broadcast, with viewers having to complete some tasks to unlock access.[2][3]

The series follows Carrie Mathison, a CIA operations officer who, after conducting an unauthorized operation in Iraq, is put on probation and reassigned to the CIA's counterterrorism center in Langley, Virginia. While she was conducting the operation in Iraq, Carrie was warned by an asset that an American prisoner of war had been turned by Al-Qaeda. Carrie's job is complicated when her boss, Director of the Counterterrorism Center David Estes, calls Carrie and her colleagues in for an emergency briefing. It is then that Carrie learns that Nicholas Brody, a U.S. Marine Sergeant who had been reported as missing in action in Iraq since 2003, has been rescued during a Delta Force raid on a compound belonging to terrorist Abu Nazir. Carrie comes to believe that Brody was the American prisoner of war that her asset in Iraq was talking about. However, the federal government and her superiors at the CIA consider Nicholas Brody a war hero. Realizing it would be next to impossible to convince her boss, David Estes, to place Brody under surveillance, Carrie approaches the only other person she can trust, Saul Berenson. The two must now work together to investigate Brody and prevent another terrorist attack on American soil.


Main cast
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a CIA operations officer assigned to the Counterterrorism Center.
Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody, a U.S. Marine Sergeant who was rescued by Delta Force after being held by Al-Qaeda as a prisoner of war for eight years.
Morena Baccarin as Jessica Brody, Nicholas Brody's wife.
David Harewood as David Estes, the Director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center. He is Carrie's boss.
Diego Klattenhoff as Mike Faber, as a U.S. Marine Captain. He was Nicholas' best friend who, assuming he was dead, started dating Jessica Brody.
Morgan Saylor as Dana Brody, Nicholas Brody's daughter.
Jackson Pace as Chris Brody, Nicholas Brody's son.
Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson, the CIA's Middle-East Division Chief. He is Carrie's old boss and mentor.

[edit] Recurring cast
Jamey Sheridan as TBA, the Vice President of the United States[4]
Navid Negahban as Abu Nazir, a high ranking member of Al-Qaeda.[5]
Amir Arison as Farid Bin Abbud, Royal Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia[4]
Brianna Brown as Lynne Reed, a former member of Prince Farid Bin Abbud's harem "


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