‘Homeland’ Ups Nazanin Boniadi to Series Regular

New season of Showtime drama begins production in the summer

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

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.