'Homeland' stars Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin and is executive produced by '24' guru Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa. Danes plays Carrie Mathison, a CIA officer who becomes convinced rescued POW Nicholas Brody (Lewis) has been turned by Al Qaeda.
"'Homeland' is just getting started," David Nevins, president of entertainment at Showtime Networks, said in a statement. "Clearly, the overall audience growth from week one to week four demonstrates that this show is hitting a nerve in the cultural zeitgeist. Alex and Howard have created a psychological thriller that holds special relevance in the post 9/11 world. I'm quite confident that its passionate audience will be riveted as the season unfolds and people discover where this story is going."
The series premiere of 'Homeland' was watched by 4.4 million viewers across multiple platforms. The Sun., Oct. 23 episode was watched by 1.1 million viewers at 10PM ET.
Season 2 will be 12 episodes. Production begins in the spring of 2012.
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