Showtime's Emmy-winning series, "Homeland," took its freshman series to new heights when former CIA handler Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) lost her job, entered psychiatric care, and agreed to undergo shock treatments (ECT) for bi-polar disorder. Additionally, the intriguing American hero/ex-Marine, Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), a man Carrie was investigating, decided to precipitate a suicide bomb attack against the vice president and senior White House officials. Thanks to Carrie's intervention (getting Brody's daughter to convince him not to do it), Brody's ready for a new life.
But his eight years of torture in Afghanistan by al-Qaeda has reshaped his character for better (or for worse). In Season 2, Brody's a congressman and more closer to power than he's ever been. According to Digital Spy, executive producer Alex Gansa says that because of Brody's deal with terrorist Abu Nazir (Navid Negahban), he will strike at America through political influence. The Season 2 premiere, "The Smile," will see the beginning of an uneasy alliance between the two men.
The pulse-pounding cinematically thrilling "Homeland" jumps six months into the future and has a few surprises in casting. F. Murray Abraham (most popularly known as Salieri in the movie "Amadeus") as play Dar Adul, a "brilliant operative from the CIA's Special Activities Division," according to an Entertainment Weekly exclusive report. Entertainment Weekly also reported that within the first episode of the second season, viewers will also meet manipulative journalist Roya Hammad (Zuleikha Robinson), and in later episodes, CIA agent Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend).
"Homeland" will return for new episodes on Sunday, 9/30 at 10PM ET on Showtime.
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