'Homeland' is returning on January 15th 2017, and is green-lit for two more seasons after that.
‘Homeland’ fans have at last got a confirmed return date for the national security drama’s sixth series.
David Nevins, president of the Showtime network, revealed during a panel at the TCA Summer press tour that the counter-terrorism series will be coming back on Sunday January 15th, 2017, with production beginning in New York City in just a few weeks’ time.
Having spent the last two seasons abroad, in Pakistan and Germany respectively, the sixth iteration of ‘Homeland’ will see the cast return to the States, with the series set during the period between the presidential election and the inauguration. Production was delayed in order so that the series could reflect what is happening in the real 2016 presidential election as closely as possible.
Continue reading: 'Homeland' Gets Season Six Broadcast Date
Showtime has pushed back the season 6 premiere until January next year, but seventh and eighth seasons have been given the go-ahead.
Some good news and some bad news for ‘Homeland’ fans today: the national security thriller has been given the green light for a further two seasons on top of the forthcoming sixth season; but it won’t return to TV screens until January next year.
It means that there won’t be any new episodes of the popular programme in 2016 at all and that the winter months will be missing one of its annual traditions, with Showtime pushing back the premiere of season six until January 2017. All of the previous five seasons had begun in early October.
'Homeland' has been commissioned for a seventh and eighth season
Season four ends in a typically depressing fashion. Spoilers ahead!
It's that time of year again, where all TV dramas end their latest season with a shocking finale. Although in the case of 'Homeland', we are left deeply unsurprised by the chaos and misery left behind in season four.
Claire Danes returns for season 5 next year
It seems Carrie Mathison is destined for a life of death and destruction, suffering from bipolar disorder and being forced to watch her friend Nicholas Brody die during a horrific assassination back in season three. Now this season saw her uncover the truth surrounding her parents' separation as her father tragically passes away.
Read all about the actress's role below.
Ok. Ok. Guys. Calm down. Guys. Calm down. Guys. It’s no big deal. Just a major plot point for the next season of Homeland that’s been revealed this week. Well, a major casting point, anyway. So the latest actress to join the Homeland cast is Broadway heavyweight Victoria Clark. The Sister Act and Cinderella alumna is set to play a VERY BIG ROLE THAT WE ARE ABOUT TO REVEAL IN THE NEXT PARAGRAPH. This has been your spoiler warning.
Seriously. If you don’t want to know this in advance, click away... now.
Clark will play …
Continue reading: Broadway Alumna Victoria Clark Joins Homeland, But Who Will She Play?
Homeland had it fair share of critics in Season 3 but can it pull back the viewers in this latest outing?
Season 4 of Homeland is back and needs a bit of a pick me up after a previously disappointing dip in Season 3. What started out as a must-watch show that had everybody talking, including, apparently, President Obama, limped into a third season that put a lot of fans off with Slate critic commenting that she didn’t care to watch Homeland again because she had "lost faith in its ability to be coherent".
Claire Danes has won two Emmy's for Best Actress for her role in Homeland
The criticism, and the show’s exclusion from Best Drama category at the most recent Emmys, was a far cry from its Emmy win during its first year.
Continue reading: Homeland Is Back - But Is It Better?
Breaking down the trailer to the upcoming season of 'Homeland.' Season three spoilers included below.
New episodes of 'Homeland' are just around the corner! With season four of the hit CIA Showtime thriller premiering on October 5, more details regarding the cast and plot points are coming out each day. However, last week brought fans the most exciting thing they could wish for: a season four teaser trailer.
Homeland's upcoming season four will premiere on October 5
It may only be a minute long, but it's as heart racing as Homeland always is. The trailer cuts to various scenes from the upcoming season, including Claire Danes reprising her role as Carrie Mathison in her new position as station chief of CIA. You see her stationed in Pakistan on the frontlines of war, and you've also got a familar shot of her downing some prescription meds with wine. Some things never change. Most notably? Carrie is seen sitting on her bed beside a picture of her and her newborn baby. Last we saw at the end of 'Homeland's season three, Carrie was eight months pregnant when her father offered to take care of the child as she worked overseas. Sadly, the actor who played her father, James Rebhorn, passed away last March from melanoma. The show plans to honor the actor but hasn't said how yet.
Continue reading: What We Know From Homeland's Season 4 Trailer
Homeland co-creator Alex Gansa has described the hurt he felt when the series did not receive an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. But with a new trailer showing Carrie Mathison and Saul Berenson back in the field, will the upcoming fourth series prove to be an improvement on the third which failed to impress critics or award panels?
Homeland, when it was first on our screen in 2011, became an instant hit. But after its third season, the reviews were becoming more mixed and less reliably in favour of the Showtime series. The nominations and awards followed suit and this year Homeland wasn't even nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at the Primetime Emmys.
'Homeland' star Claire Danes looked glamorous in fuchsia as she was photographed on the red carpet at Variety magazine's Power Of Women Luncheon in New York. The actress was being honoured at the event for her work with Afghan women. She worked alongside make-up artist Matin Maulawizada for his charity Afghan Hands which aims to help impoverished women in their creativity.
The author's award-winning novel is in line for a television transformation.
Neil Gaiman's award-winning novel American Gods is going to be adapted for the small screen by FremantleMedia after cable company HBO dropped the series last November. The adaptation of Gaiman's fourth prose novel was in limbo for some time but it now looks like American Gods will hit the small screen after all, along with another of his novels, Anansi Boys.
Neil Gaiman Will See Two More Of His Books Taken To The Screen.
FremantleMedia, the company behind reality shows such as American Idol, announced the exciting news today: "Gaiman, the creator of the celebrated Sandman comic series, and the author of bestselling novels The Graveyard Book, Coraline and The Ocean at the End of the Lane, will executive produce the series along with FremantleMedia," via The Guardian.
The 'Homeland' season 3 finale was a shocking conclusion, but the critics weren't impressed.
Homeland season three came to a dramatic conclusion on Sunday evening (December 22, 2013) with a shocking death that even the most hardened of fans didn't anticipate. SPOILERS AHEAD.
Carrie [L] and Brody [R] In The Season 3 Finale of 'Homeland'
So, after months on the run after being blamed for the Langley bombing, Nicholas Brody was killed off in the 90-minute series finale.
Continue reading: Ok, So Where Does 'Homeland' Go From THAT Death?
[Spoiler Alert] The fourth episode, 'Game On,' gave us our first "Ahhh I see" moment of the season so far.
The fourth episode of hit CIA drama, Homeland, aired last night in the UK and showed many fans that the series still had the intelligence and ability to surprise us. The season so far has been criticised for being boring, annoying and displaying none of the plotline flair that brought the show to Emmy-winning prominence but Game On let the real Homeland wink from behind a mask.
Is It All Coming Together Now?
The explosive end of the second season left us with burning questions that we wanted immediately answered but the third season has shown us we're just going to have to be patient, as other characters, such as Brody's daughter Jess, are padded out.
Continue reading: Homeland Season 3, Episode 4 Recap: The Penny Drops
The two drama series will be returning to the network for at least one more season each
Showtime has renewed two of it's most popular shows, Homeland and Masters of Sex, for additional seasons past their current run. The network announced their plans to continue each series by at least one more season by a public statement, released via Entertainment Weekly, on Tuesday, 22 October.
The cast of Homeland won't be going anywhere soon
David Nevins, President of entertainment on Showtime, said in the statement, “Homeland continues to prove its strength for Showtime, and is one of television’s most exciting, provocative and widely-discussed shows. It has grown its audience significantly in each of its three seasons. The critical and audience reaction to Masters of Sex since its great launch has been incredibly gratifying. It’s a privilege to get to work with such talented and creative people as Alex Gansa and Michelle Ashford, as well as their tremendous casts. They have each created truly original shows, with distinctive voices that are among the most admired series on television.”
Continue reading: 'Homeland' & 'Masters Of Sex' Picked Up For New Seasons By Showtime
Homeland season 3 episode 3 reintroduced Brody.
As Homeland season 3 moved into its third episode Tower of David this week, we learned that Carrie and Nicholas are enduring similar ordeals almost 6,000 miles apart. The suspected terrorist is in a Venezuelan slum while Carrie is holed up in a Washington area hospital.
Homeland Aired Season 3 Epsiode 3 On Sunday
Both are on drugs too - Brody on heroin to keep him docile and Carrie on Ritalin to control her bipolar disorder. Somewhat ambitiously, episode 3 is Brody's first appearance in the latest season and for a moment it looked as though it could very well be his last. He's in a bad way - near death in fact after being ambushed in Colombia and shot twice in the stomach.
Continue reading: Homeland Season 3 Episode 3: Brody's On Heroin, In A Slum
[Warning: Spoilers] The wait is over: what happened to Carrie & Co. in the wake of S2's devastating bombing?
The wait is over and the third season of tense CIA drama Homeland has returned, well - for US viewers anyway. Broadcast last night (29th September), the episode began with a handy summary to bring us up to date and resurface the scorching memories of last season's final episode that saw an explosion at the CIA, Brody on the run and Carrie and Saul left to pick up the pieces.
The Episode's A Dark Follow-Up To Last Series.
"It's 58 days since the attack on Langley in which 219 Americans lost their lives," we hear. "It is now plain that the Central Intelligence Agency is crippled, its managerial ranks are decimated and its reputation in tatters. The plain question is how can the CIA be expected to protect this country if it can't even protect itself?"
Continue reading: Homeland Season 3 Episode 1 'Tin Man Is Down': Can The CIA Recover?
Check out the trailer for season three below.
The multifaceted, controversial and award-winning drama that is Homeland is coming back, adding to the already impressive roster of televisual drama treats set to grace our small screens over the next few months.
Claire Danes is back for season three of Homeland
The new trailer features everything you want to see in a terrorist/governmental drama: dark rooms, maps on walls with pins in them, bombs being made and people looking through photos Classic drama fare.
There was a huge diversity of movie stars arriving at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton including 'Nashville' star Connie Britton, 'Homeland' star with her husband Hugh Dancy and 'Parks and Recreation' actress Amy Poehler.
TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World and other famous faces take to the red carpet at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Frank Ocean at the TIME 100 Gala in New York
It was the annual TIME 100 Gala on Tuesday night (April 23rd 2013) celebrating this year's most influential faces from world leaders to movie stars and the red carpet was full of stars waiting to congratulate the 2013 list.
Grammy winning superstar Christina Aguilera dazzled at Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York looking classy and much trimmer than she has been in recent months and making the TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World list in the Artists category. She was joined by 2013 Grammy and BRIT artist Frank Ocean who has dominated the R&B industry with his spectacular debut album 'Channel Orange' and his rather inspiring love life confessions. Talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon (of 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon') and Jimmy Kimmel (of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!') were also present, as was 'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston whose crime drama has won him a Primetime Emmy. Lena Dunham landed a place in the Icons category for her comedy show 'Girls' which has won her a Golden Globe. Other honourees included Perry Chen, the founder of Kickstarter - a creative project fund-raising website, who reached the Pioneers list, and fashion designer Michael Kors who hit the list of influential Titans of the world.
Homeland Exec Producer Henry Bromell dies aged 66 from heart attack
The television ace Henry Bromell sadly passed away on Monday (March 18) from a heart attack. Bromell was involved in many great TV series, but his work on Showtime’s critically acclaimed drama Homeland stands out as his finest work.
“We are deeply saddened by our dear friend Henry Bromell, who has been part of the Showtime family for over a decade,” Showtime executives said in a statement. “Henry was an immensely talented and prolific writer, director and showrunner, and his work on Brotherhood and Homeland was nothing short of brilliant. His passion, warmth, humor and generosity will be greatly missed,” the statement continued. “Our hearts and thoughts go out to his wife and family.” Veteran writer and producer John Falsey described him as a “wunderkid” to the L.A Times. “His humor was never broad, always moving. He had a natural ear for dialogue,” he added. Homeland, starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, was an instant hit in both America and The U.K, winning many awards for its depiction of a CIA agent embroiled in a terrorist drama. He is surived by his wife Sarah and two sons, William and Jake.
Claire Danes and Damien Lewis both worked with Bromell on Homeland
Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy have had a baby boy! The Homeland actress and her husband have named their first child Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy. We’re guessing that he wasn’t name after Miley Cyrus… or indeed Billy Ray Cyrus but so far there’s no word on why they chose the name.
The couple’s rep confirmed the good news about the baby’s safe arrival into the world, to People magazine. Claire and Hugh have kept the finer details of her pregnant life very private but she did tell People magazine recently that she and Hugh are excited to be “getting to know our new Dancy” once the baby arrives. Well, now she can do just that and we look forward to learning more about the new arrival when news comes in.
Claire, 33 and Hugh, 37, married each other in a private ceremony in France, back in 2009. In September, Danes won an Emmy for her performance as the CIA agent Carrie Matheson on the hit Showtime drama Homeland, which has been a huge success both in the USA and the UK. Hugh is an English actor, now living Stateside with his wife. Next year, he will star in a TV adaptation of the story of Hannibal Lecter. He is due to play the role of Special Agent Will Graham.
As the second season of Homeland is about to draw to a close, the suspense has gripped a nation of avid fans. And, while everyone is on tenterhooks for the the outcome of the season, some are questioning whether it has retained the kind of calibre and complexity that made the first season such an enormous critical and commercial success.
Starting with success that doesn't so much grow as explode, means that subsequent seasons need to keep to that kind of standard. The Guardian certainly things that season two leaves much to be desired saying that the "once-intelligent show has undergone a strange transformation: morphing, Hulk-style, into a more brash, straightforward action thriller that just happens to have some politics involved." Adding that "After 10 episodes, Homeland has lost all sense of reality."
But, as WBIR argues, "Homeland risks much each week, and part of what it's risking Sunday is disappointment, from those who don't feel they're getting all the answers they want and those who don't like the answers they get." Indeed, that kind of suspense, those risks that it takes every week are precisely what has made it such a success, the nail biting, heart racing suspense that pervades every Sunday night that it airs is a prime reason, along with fantastic performances, writing and directing for its success and subsequent rewards.
Continue reading: Homeland's Finale: Potential Risks And Rewards
Homeland, starring Clare Danes and Damian Lewis, won six Emmys and enjoyed an increase in viewers because of it, now the show has been awarded a third season after Showtime ordered its renewal. Network chief David Nevins has been talking to The Hollywood Reporter.
"There wasn't a lot of suspense in the decision," explained Nevins on the news of a third season. "The evidence seems to be that more and more people are coming to the show." The Oct. 21 record high of 1.75 million, a 25 percent boost in cumulative viewership and 1.1 million new subscribers this year could be the statistics he was alluding to. I think they've shown a willingness to make big story moves from the very beginning," he said of Sunday's episode. "They've avoided the long tease that I think the audience has sort of come to expect. It's very hard to figure out Homeland's rhythm, and that makes it exciting to watch."
The news that many of the writers will remain the same will come as a relief to some of the show’s most ardent fans. "I think the core of the writing staff will return," he said. "Change is inevitable in television, so you can't fear it, and it would probably get boring if we kept it the same group year after year."
Homeland season 2 has done so well, Showtime has ordered a third series of the terrorism drama, USA Today reports. It's no surprise, given the success of the show at The Emmys.
Homeland, which firmly stakes its place within the drama category, has been a great success, which manifested itself with the best drama award at The Emmys, alongside acting awards for the show's biggest stars, Claire Danes and Damian Lewis. The Second season began Sept. 30 and was up 60% from its series debut. Across all platforms "Homeland" drew 5.2 million viewers for the episode. Sunday's 10 p.m. episode - the fourth of the season - drew 1.7 million viewers, the highest in series history for an initial telecast. "The writers, cast and crew of Homeland continue to create a remarkably entertaining and suspenseful roller coaster ride," said David Nevins, president of entertainment for Showtime. "We can't wait for our viewers to experience what unfolds through the rest of season two." We can't, either.
It seems to be TV renewal week, with Fox ordering a third season of the singing competition, The X-Factor, and Arrow - the superhero series - being picked up for a full season after only two episodes on CW. The network also ordered three more scripts from Beauty and the Beast and Emily Owens, M.D., their two other freshman series.
The second series of Homeland hits our screens on Sunday (September 30th) and the stars of the show, fresh from their success at this year’s Emmy Awards, have promised that it will carry on delivering pulse-quickening drama.
The show walked away from this years Emmy Awards with its head held high, clutching the awards for Best Actress for Claire Danes, Best Actor for Damian Lewis, Best Writing in a Drama Series for the show’s creators and chief writers Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa and Gideon Raff as well as the night's biggest win for Best Drama Series, and now it looks to take this success and run with it. After his win, Damian told Huffington Post that although this series will maintain it’s character driven story devices, the new series will be much more high paced, and promised, “it will surprise people how accelerated it is.”
Hoping to keep the plot of the next season as much of a secret as possible, the writers and producers have revealed very little about what we can expect from series two of the show, although we do know a little about what will happen from how series one ended. With Brody (Lewis) now a congressman and Jess (Morena Baccarin), his devoted, supportive wife still by his side, Carrie (Danes) faces a race against time as she tries to re-associate herself with the CIA whilst recovering from her electroconvulsive therapy treatments. The new series will also have a new regular in it’s ranks in the shape of Abu Nazir ( Navid Negahban) who still poses a massive threat to the US.
Mandy Patinkin was the toast of the town last night (September 23rd) when he, alongside the rest of the Homeland cast won big at the Emmy Awards 2012. The Showtime program won four of the five categories it was nominated in, including Outstanding Drama Series. Patinkin didn't win any individual honours, but it was ensured that he more than any of the others was talked about on the internet last night after his co-star Clare Danes opted to give him his own unique shout out among the list of people she thanked upon winning the Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama category.
The Associated Press reports that as Danes went through the names, she stopped specifically at Patinkin and called out "Mandy Patinkin, holla". Twitter erupted with delight at the unorthodox way of thanking her co-star, with several sights demanding that the saying became a new internet meme. Oh goody. Gawker wrote: "'Mandy Patinkin, holla' is the new Angelina Jolie's leg," whilst New York Magazine's Vulture account said: "'Mandy Patinkin, holla' is the best thank-you ever." NPR's twitter meanwhile said: "If the Internet doesn't remix 'Mandy Patinkin, holla' by tomorrow morning, it is a failure."
The other two awards that Homeland took home were for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series, which went to Damian Lewis with the writing team taking the Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
Richard (Efron) is a 17-year-old wannabe in 1937 New York, determined to get into the groundbreaking Mercury Theatre company run by 22-year-old genius Orson Welles (McKay). When he stumbles into a role in their landmark production of Julius Caesar, Richard can't believe his luck. He's working alongside such ascending stars as George Coulouris (Chaplin), John Houseman (Marsan), Muriel Brassler (Reilly), Jopseph Cotton (Tupper) and Norman Lloyd (Bill). And he feels even more fortunate when Orson's hard-to-get assistant Sonja (Danes) agrees to go out with him.
Continue reading: Me And Orson Welles Review
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Similar to Natural Born Killers in style, the film includes black & white inserts, frequent use of hand-held cameras, overexposed shots, vivid close-ups, zip-switches from smooth to grainy, unique camera angles, time-lapse sequences, and hallucinogenic effects. Stone rounded up some of his Nixon crew to establish the technical aspects of the film, including director of photography Robert Richardson, production designer Victor Kempster, and editors Hank Corwin and Thomas Nordberg. The crew shot U Turn in just 42 days, entirely on location in the actual town of Superior, Arizona, fully utilizing the vast landscape. According to the film's production information, the filmmakers revamped four blocks of Superior's main street, even creating new restaurants out of unused storefronts.
Continue reading: U Turn Review
Several significant plot holes prove a frustrating and unnecessary distraction from the exhilarating, ante-upping, unflagging action of "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," an otherwise worthy, series-fulfilling successor to the groundbreaking looming-apocalypse flicks that made the careers of Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron.
One nuclear-crater-sized chasm of common sense comes at a pivotal moment when the film's three heroes -- future human freedom fighter John Conner (Nick Stahl), his future wife and first lieutenant Kate Brewster (Clare Danes), and yet another time-traveling Terminator (Schwarzenegger relishing again the one role in which he's truly awesome) -- magically turn up deep inside a top-secret military base without any explanation of how they breached security.
They've come to stop Kate's father (David Andrews), an Air Force general in charge of an artificial intelligence project, from throwing the switch that will give the dangerously self-aware SkyNet defense computers access to all military systems, leading to the nuclear annihilation of mankind.
Continue reading: Terminator 3: Rise Of The MacHines Review
"The Hours" is an Oscar voter's nightmare. An adaptation of Michael Cunningham's novel about three women in three different time periods whose lives are profoundly affected by Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway," the film features equally magnificent performances of nearly equal screen time from three of the best actresses working in film today.
Meryl Streep submerges herself in the self-sacrificing soul of Clarissa Vaughan, a modern Manhattan book editor whose longtime dear friend -- and volatile ex-lover -- Richard (Ed Harris) likes to ruffle her feathers by comparing her to the heroine of Woolf's book. Both women are externally serene, perfectionist party-throwers hiding deep reservoirs of regret over missed opportunities while living lives as mother-hen caretakers to others.
Julianne Moore plays Laura Brown, a fragile, pregnant 1950s housewife in the midst of reading "Mrs. Dalloway," whose deep depression (like Woolf's) and suicidal musings (like Dalloway's) go all but unnoticed by everyone except her young son (Jack Rovello), who clings to her apron strings with worry.
Continue reading: The Hours Review
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