Claire Danes has a new “Homeland” underling — and she’ll probably want to keep an eye on this one.
The Showtime drama just locked recurring “Suits” actor Max Beesley for one episode. He’ll play Mike Brown, an ex-Royal Marine turned private military contractor. Brown is described as smart, but he is not entirely comfortable working under Carrie Mathison (Danes).
Beesley is best known for a variety of roles on British TV including “Hotel Babylon,” “Mad Dogs,” “Ordinary Lies” and “Survivors.” Film-wise, he was a co-lead with Mariah Carey in “Glitter,” and could also be seen in “The Emperor’s Wife” and “Pawn.”
“Homeland” Season 5 will pick up two years after Carrie’s ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief. Struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the “war on terror,” Carrie finds herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working as the head of security for a German philanthropist.
The high stakes pay-TV drama is currently in production in Berlin, and is the first American TV series to shoot entirely in Germany. Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, “Homeland” was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and is based on the original Israeli series “Prisoners of War” by Gideon Raff.
Along with Gansa and Gordon, the executive producers for Season 5 are Meredith Stiehm, Patrick Harbinson, Chip Johannessen, Alexander Cary, Lesli Linka Glatter, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir and Ran Telem.
“Homeland” premieres Sunday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. on Showtime.
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