Hugh Dancy to Join Wife Claire Danes on Final Season of ‘Homeland’

Dancy will appear in a multi-episode arc opposite Mandy Patinkin

Hugh Dancy will guest star on the eighth and final season of “Homeland.”

Dancy, who is married to the show’s star Claire Danes, will appear in a multi-episode arc as John Zabel, the president’s new foreign-policy advisor and Saul Berenson’s (Mandy Patinkin) newest opponent.

Here is the network’s description of the season: Carrie Mathison (Danes) recovering from months of brutal confinement in a Russian gulag. Her body is healing, but her memory remains fractured – which is a problem for Saul, now National Security Advisor to the newly ascendant President Warner (Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Beau Bridges). The top priority of Warner’s young administration is an end to the “forever war” in Afghanistan, and Saul has been dispatched to engage the Taliban in peace negotiations. But Kabul teems with warlords and mercenaries, zealots and spies – and Saul needs the relationships and expertise that only his protégé can provide. Against medical advice, Saul asks Carrie to walk with him into the lion’s den – one last time.

Dancy received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his role as Earl of Essex in Elizabeth I. He also recently starred in “The Path” and “Hannibal,’ for which he received two Critics Choice Television Award nominations for Best Actor. He has also starred on Broadway in the Tony-nominated play “Venus in Fur.”

“Homeland” is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and is based on the original Israeli series “Prisoners of War” by Gideon Raff. It was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, who serve as executive producers for the final season along with Danes, Raff, Chip Johannessen, Deb Cahn, Lesli Linka Glatter, Patrick Harbinson, Michael Klick, Avi Nir and Ran Telem.

The final season of “Homeland” will air later this year.