‘Homeland’ Picked Up for Second Season

Terrorism drama has scored solid ratings

Last Updated: October 26, 2011 @ 9:30 AM

Showtime announced a second season for the terrorism drama "Homeland."

The series, starring Claire Danes as a CIA agent who suspects a returning war hero (Damien Lewis) has been turned while a prisoner of terrorists, debuted as the network’s highest-rated freshman drama series ever, earning 4.4 million viewers across platforms in its first week. It has continued to increase overall viewership since its premiere, and Sunday's episode delivered its best ratings to date. 

The second season will begin production in spring 2012.

"'Homeland' is just getting started,” Showtime entertainment president David Nevins. “Clearly, the overall audience growth from week one to week four demonstrates that this show is hitting a nerve in the cultural zeitgeist."

The series, from executive producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, is produced by FOX 21.

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