Tradecraft: Is Claire Danes The Next Jack Bauer?
Who can possibly follow in Kiefer Sutherland's tough-as-nails, torture-happy shoes as America's next top secret agent? According to Deadline, former 24 showrunner Howard Gordan thinks My So-Called Life waif Claire Danes has got what it takes. He's picked her to play the lead counter-terrorism agent in his previously announced new Showtime drama pilot, Homeland. The trade blog reports that Danes is "in talks" to play Carrie Anderson, "a smart, driven and iconoclastic CIA case officer who tracks down threats to homeland security coming from the Middle East." Just like Jack Bauer! Homeland is a remake of an Israeli series, Prisoners of War.