So naturally, “Homeland” has been greenlit for a third season with Showtime ordering 12 episodes just five episodes into season two. A psychological thriller developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa (former “24” writers), itself developed from an Israeli series, “Hatufim,” in case you’re unaware, “Homeland” centers on a troubled CIA agent (Claire Danes) who investigates and ultimately becomes obsessed with a returning POW marine (Damian Lewis), who may or may not be an al-Qaeda-trained terrorist. Mandy Patinkin also co-stars in this extremely gripping show.
Having not seen season 2 yet (bad reporter! Someone hook us up already), it’ll be interesting to see how the show progresses. Without spoiling for those who may not have seen it, “Homeland” has been wise to go beyond a simple is-he or isn't he conceit and continues to fascinate viewers. The writing certainly suggests a show that can go on for several seasons and the actors are all doing the best work of their careers thus far. [IndieWIRE]