Showtime Renews <i>Homeland</i>

Although just four episodes of Homeland have aired, Showtime announced today that it's renewing the psychological thriller for a second season.

Based on the Israeli series Hatufim (Prisoners of War), Homeland stars Claire Danes as a driven CIA operations officer who's convinced that a Marine rescued after eight years is connected to an Al-Qaeda plot. The cast also includes Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood, Diego Klattenhoff, Morgan Saylor and Jackson Pace.

Homeland debuted as Showtime's highest-rated new drama ever, attracting 4.4 million viewers in its first week.

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