Tradecraft: Mandy Patinkin Joins 24 Producers' New Spy Series
Deadline reports that Mandy Patinkin (The Princess Bride) has joined the cast of Homeland, the new Showtime spy series from 24 producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa. As previously reported, Claire Danes has already been cast as CIA agent Carrie Anderson. The trade blog reports that "Patinkin will play the smart and politically savvy CIA Division Chief emeritus Saul Berenson who is Carrie's main champion in the intelligence upper echelon and her sounding board." Sounds like a character who could have just as easily popped up on 24! (Also sounds a bit like the character 24 alum Gregory Itzen plays on Covert Affairs.) Patinkin's last regular TV gig was on Criminal Minds. Production on Homeland begins early next year.