The suspenseful thriller "Homeland" has been picked up for a fourth season, according to an Oct. 22, 2013 emailed press announcement from Showtime. The Emmy and Golden Globe winning thriller stars Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin and Damian Lewis.
"Homeland," is Showtime's number one rated series, with 6.5 million weekly viewers, up 26 percent from its second season. The drama has won a numerous Emmy Awards, including back-to-back Best Actress wins for Claire Danes, a Best Actor win for Damian Lewis and an Outstanding Drama win for the series. The drama has also won the Golden Globe award for Best Drama and the Peabody Award.
"Homeland" is set to return in 2014 with 12 one-hour episodes. The drama airs on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by "Masters of Sex," which has also been renewed according the announcement made today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. Masters of Sex picked up for second season by Showtime
“'Homeland' continues to prove its strength for Showtime, and is one of television's most exciting, provocative and widely-discussed shows. It has grown its audience significantly in each of its three seasons," said Nevins. “The critical and audience reaction to 'Masters of Sex' since its great launch has been incredibly gratifying. It's a privilege to get to work with such talented and creative people as Alex Gansa and Michelle Ashford, as well as their tremendous casts. They have each created truly original shows, with distinctive voices that are among the most admired series on television.”
The drama stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson, Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody, Morena Baccarin as Jessica Brody, Rupert Friend as Peter Quinn, Sarita Choudhoury as Mira Berensen, Tracy Letts, Jackson Pace as Chris Brody, Morgan Saylor as Dana Brody and F. Murray Abraham as Dar Adal.
The series was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and based on the original Israeli series "Prisoners of War" by Gideon Raff. Along with Gansa and Gordon, the executive producers for season three are Gideon Raff, Chip Johannessen, Alexander Cary, Henry Bromell, Avi Nir and Ran Telem.