‘Homeland’ Ups Nazanin Boniadi to Series Regular

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New season of Showtime drama begins production in the summer

Nazanin Boniadi is getting deeper into the espionage and intrigue of “Homeland.”

Boniadi, who guest-starred on the Showtime drama’s third season, will be a series regular when “Homeland” returns for its fourth season.

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Boniadi, who currently stars in an eight-episode arc of the ABC drama “Scandal,” plays Fara Sherazi, a strong-willed Muslim CIA analyst who Saul (Mandy Patinkin) recruited for her expertise in international banking on “Homeland.”

The final episodes of “Homeland’s” third season (spolier alert!) found Sherazi enlisting her relatives in Tehran to help Carrie complete her secret mission.

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In the upcoming fourth season, Sherazi will play a key role working for Carrie (series star Claire Danes) at the CIA.

The new season of  “Homeland” starts production this summer for a fall premiere.