Based on the Israeli series Hatufim, Homeland was created by by Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa & Gideon Raff and picks up shortly after a delta force raid on an Al-Qaeda complex results in the rescue of Nicholas Brody, a US Marine who has been MIA in Iraq since 2003. Almost immediately, CIA Operations Officer Carrie Matthison begins to suspect something is wrong as only months beforehand a source in a Baghdad prison had revealed to her that an American prisoner of war had been turned. Now Carrie must investigate the Marine who is being paraded as a national hero and make sure he is not, in fact, an Al-Qaeda operative. The drama series stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, Damien Lewis as Nicholas Brody, Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson, David Harewood as David Estes, Diego Klattenhoff as Mike Faber, Morena Baccarin as Jessica Brody, Jackson Pace as Chris Brody and Morgan Saylor as Dana Brody.
In the show’s second season, Carrie is no longer working at the CIA. The disgraced ex-officer is on the slow path to recovery, after her manic flight in season one nearly crashed Brody’s political career. It’s this fragile new existence that Carrie’s former colleagues Saul Berenson (Patinkin) and David Estes (David Harewood) threaten to shatter, when they come to her door asking for help. Meanwhile, Brody is several months into his inaugural term as a freshman Congressman, and finds himself buffeted daily by competing agendas. With every lie he tells, the walls around him close in a little tighter, threatening to bring him down, along with his family and everything they’ve achieved since his return.
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