Watch the First Footage from Showtime's Homeland (VIDEO)

Showtime has released two scenes from its upcoming political thriller, Homeland, which stars Claire Danes as a CIA agent who suspects that a newly rescued American POW who's just returned from the Middle East is actually an al-Qaeda terrorist plotting an attack on domestic soil. It’s based on the Israeli series Prisoners of War, and was adapted by 24 vets Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa. Mandy Patinkin also stars as Danes’ boss and mentor. This one owes a lot more to the underrated Sleeper Cell than to the quirky, female-centered shows that have been the cable network's mainstay in recent years. I’m in!



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Yay for Damien Lewis and Mandy Patinkin, they are both amazing actors, so I'll watch for them...as for Claire Danes, she doesn't come across as interesting in these scenes, she seems rather dull, but I will give it a shot.
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Trailer looks interesting. And the cast is awesome. Good to see Mandy Patinkin back in business and Claire Danes speaks for herself. With the Temple movie last year and now this role she's continuously broadening her character repertoire. Looking forward to this show.
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@tryptz

considering the character she is playing is bipolar, her acting is fine
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Damien! Finally he is back. I loved Life, few cancellations have made me as angry as the cancellation of that show. His character was just getting close to Sarah Shahi's.
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Damien Lewis returning to tvland, rock on. Loved him in Band of Brothers and Life, fingers crossed I'm going to love him in this :)
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To the powers that be at Showtime,just from watching this few mins of this show I can tell you this: She's too intense, She comes across boring and irritating and not very likeable. Tone it down.
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When I try to share this trailer on Facebook it pops up with Eva Longoria's photo. That pretty much neutralizes any impulse to promote it on this site.
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Another show about terrorists I won't be watching. I'm sure it'll be well-made and interesting but it just isn't my cup of tea.
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It looks really interesting
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