Tradecraft: Homeland Goes To Series
The Hollywood Reporter reports that 24 showrunner Howard Gordon's new spy pilot Homeland, starring Claire Danes, has been picked up for a full twelve-episode season by Showtime. In case you've missed all the previous Homeland coverage here, the trade handily describes the show as "a psychological thriller from Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa and Gideon Raff [telling] the story of a CIA officer (Danes) battling her own demons who becomes convinced that the intelligence that led to the rescue of a U.S. soldier (Lewis) was a setup." A short clip popped up online today featuring Danes and Mandy Patinkin (looking a lot like Steven Spielberg, for some reason), who plays her mentor. I think it looks pretty cool. It's very classic spy stuff, basically the Cold War question of identifying whether a defector is for real or not updated for the War on Terror era.