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Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Mandy Patinkin honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Former Homeland co-star Rupert Friend and Patti LuPone were on hand for today's ceremony honoring the legendary actor.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 8:57PM EST
In Season 7, Homeland feels overtaken by current events
Despite a timely storyline of a presidential administration at war with the intelligence community, Homeland returns for Season 7 feeling “more like the mere stuff of spy novels, lacking the urgency and hyper-relevance that characterized and energized the show at its peak -- when President Obama, among others, proclaimed it his favorite TV show,” says Brian Lowry. He adds: “Indeed, the series about the war against terrorism and, increasingly, the sacrifices made on the altar to it at home has gone from paralleling current events -- at one time the show felt eerily prescient, as if current events were going out of their way to promote it -- to in many ways being overtaken by them. Even the latest plot, driven by an overreaching female president, somehow feels relatively pallid compared to the shenanigans playing out in Washington.”
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 1:13PM EST
Homeland’s Rupert Friend to star in an occult period CBS All Access drama
On Strange Angel, he’ll play a “lost soul and drifter” who becomes the tour guide for a young scientist through the underbelly of 1930s Los Angeles.
Posted Sunday 1/07/18 at 3:33AM EST
Homeland's new president is more Bernie Sanders than Donald Trump
Elizabeth Marvel’s paranoid President Keene has drawn some comparisons to the current occupant in the White House. But the new Homeland president isn’t based on Trump. “The president in Homeland is an interesting amalgamation,” said Showtime CEO David Nevins at the TV press tour. “She is interesting combination of Bernie Sanders-like leftie isolationist. There are certain similarities but the White House on the show is more left than the current administration.. The hard core right wing is represented by the (Brett O’Keefe) character.”
Posted Friday 1/05/18 at 11:08PM EST
Homeland alum Navid Negahban joins Legion
He’ll take on the role of Ahmal Farouk, aka the Shadow King, on the FX superhero drama.
Posted Wednesday 12/20/17 at 10:03PM EST
Homeland boss: When we talk to intelligence officials, real life feels much scarier than what we’re writing
“There are intelligence officers we met in D.C. who say what they do every morning is wake up and check their phones to make sure Seoul, South Korea, is still there,” says executive producer Alex Gansa. “When you’re facing that kind of uncertainty it’s difficult to parallel in our Homeland world. It felt much scarier in real life than what we were writing. It’s the situation the country finds itself in and as storytellers what we find ourselves in.” Gansa adds that “we’re telling a bit of a parallel story to what’s happening in the real world. Obviously the Trump administration is a little embattled and a little isolated and facing their own difficulties with the national security establishment and what they call ‘the deep state.’ Our administration, the Keene administration, is facing much the same issues but from the reverse…”
Posted Tuesday 12/19/17 at 2:48PM EST
Homeland recruits James D’Arcy
The Agent Carter alum will recur in Season 7 as “a cocksure former special ops agent who went to The Farm with ex-CIA agent Carrie.
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 1:14PM EST
Homeland’s Facebook page warns of fake casting calls
The Showtime series, which is currently filming in Richmond, Virginia, put up an announcement saying: “NOTICE: We have NO affiliation with 9Nine Agency, Auditions-Database FB page, KidsCasting .com or CastingT.com.”
Posted Tuesday 12/12/17 at 2:13PM EST
Homeland unveils its Season 7 trailer, premiere date
The Showtime series returns on Feb. 11 with Saul Berensen in a surprising new job.
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 4:07PM EST
Homeland enlists Costa Ronin from The Americans
The Russian-born actor will recur in Season 7 of the Showtime series in a role yet to be revealed.
Posted Friday 9/29/17 at 2:51AM EDT
Homeland adds Dylan Baker
He’ll recur in Season 7 as a U.S. senator who’s investigating abuse of power by the president of the United States.
Posted Thursday 9/14/17 at 2:43PM EDT
Samantha Bee spoofs Homeland to go after right-wing extremists
Watch the Full Frontal host channel Carrie Mathison.
Posted Wednesday 9/06/17 at 11:14PM EDT
Where are TV’s antiheroines?
Sure, there are antiheroines like Olivia Pop, Carrie Mathison and Patty Hewes, but “the two groups are separate and unequal,” says Mike Hale. “Troubled female protagonists are more likely to be defined by two things: their spousal and mothering skills and, closely related, their levels of guilt and fear,” he says. “They spend a lot of time fretting and apologizing. In truth, the women are seldom truly anti. The makers of television are still, for the most part (the occasional Claire Underwood or Cersei Lannister aside), unwilling to go all the way — to create a female character who freely practices evil and is, at least in dramatic terms, celebrated for it.”
Posted Thursday 8/24/17 at 6:15PM EDT
Homeland creator responds after fans take out a “#NotOurHomeland” full-page ad
The ad in The Hollywood Reporter is from "a group of passionate Homeland fans representing thousands of aggrieved viewers and fans who have banded together in protest to found #NotOurHomeland.” The fans specifically take issue with what happened to Peter Quinn in the season finale. "Why have you relentlessly and brutally tortured the veterans you depict on the show?” the fans wrote. “And why did you ultimately render Peter Quinn incapable of both loving and being loved?” Co-creator Alex Gansa responded: “It is painful to hear that that even a small segment of our devoted audience is disappointed in Homeland. Until now, I have refrained from commenting publicly on the death of Peter Quinn, believing that Rupert Friend's heart-wrenching performance should speak for itself. I have not changed my view. Suffice to say that I mourn the loss of Peter Quinn as much as anybody and that the character was created not to denigrate but to honor the men and women who devote their lives to keeping America safe. In my eyes, he died a hero.”