Homeland (TV series) – Wikipedia

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This article is about the american english serial. For other series, see Homeland ( disambiguation )
Homeland ( stylized as HOMƎLAND ) is an american espionage thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series Prisoners of War ( Hebrew : חטופים, romanized : Hatufim, literally “ Abductees ” ) which was created by Gideon Raff, [ 1 ] [ 2 ] who serves as an executive producer on Homeland. The serial stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a CIA officer with bipolar disorder, and Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody, a Marine Corps Scout Sniper. Brody was held captive by al-qaeda as a prisoner of war, and Mathison becomes convinced that he was “ turned ” by the enemy and poses a threat to the United States. The series storyline grows from this premise, together with Mathison ‘s ongoing covert work.

The series was broadcast in the U.S. on cable channel Showtime, and was produced by Fox 21 Television Studios ( once Fox 21 ). It premiered on October 2, 2011. [ 3 ] The foremost sequence was made available on-line more than two weeks before the television broadcast, with viewers having to complete game tasks to gain access. [ 4 ] [ 5 ] The series ‘ eighth and final season [ 6 ] [ 7 ] premiered on February 9, 2020. [ 8 ] The stopping point aired on April 26, 2020. The series received largely positive reviews, with its inaugural two seasons gaining near universal praise. It has won several awards, including the 2011 and 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama for its first gear two seasons, and the 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for its first temper. Danes has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series twice ( from five nominations ) and Lewis has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series once ( from two nominations ). Supporting cast members Mandy Patinkin, Morena Baccarin, Rupert Friend, and F. Murray Abraham besides received Emmy acting nominations. [ 9 ]

overview [edit ]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 12 October 2, 2011 ( ) December 18, 2011 (

2011-12-18

)

2 12 September 30, 2012 ( ) December 16, 2012 (

2012-12-16

)

3 12 September 29, 2013 ( ) December 15, 2013 (

2013-12-15

)

4 12 October 5, 2014 ( ) December 21, 2014 (

2014-12-21

)

5 12 October 4, 2015 ( ) December 20, 2015 (

2015-12-20

)

6 12 January 15, 2017 ( ) April 9, 2017 (

2017-04-09

)

7 12 February 11, 2018 ( ) April 29, 2018 (

2018-04-29

)

8 12 February 9, 2020 ( ) April 26, 2020 (

2020-04-26

)

Season 1 ( 2011 ) [edit ]

Carrie Mathison, a CIA operations policeman, conducts an unauthorized operation in Iraq and is reassigned to the CIA ‘s Counterterrorism Center in Langley, Virginia. Nicholas Brody, a U.S. Marine Sergeant who had been reported as missing in legal action since 2003, is rescued from a compound belong to to terrorist Abu Nazir. Brody is heralded as a war hero, but Carrie comes to suspect that he is planning a terrorist attack against the United States .

Season 2 ( 2012 ) [edit ]

While on leave from the CIA, Carrie is recruited for an intelligence gathering deputation in Beirut. Brody strengthens his position as a potential hunt match for Vice President Walden, while even under the command of Abu Nazir .

Season 3 ( 2013 ) [edit ]

In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Langley, Brody has fled the country while Carrie strives to clear his mention. An inaugural by CIA film director Saul Berenson targets irani intelligence military officer Majid Javadi, who financed the Langley bombard .

Season 4 ( 2014 ) [edit ]

Carrie is working as CIA station chief in Kabul, Afghanistan, and late in Islamabad, Pakistan. She oversees a botch dawdler strike on the distrust location of terrorist originator Haissam Haqqani, which causes discord within the CIA and provokes the highly dangerous terrorist. Carrie recruits a young asset in an attack to track down Haqqani. information provided to the Pakistanis by a disgruntled american leads to black results .

Season 5 ( 2015 ) [edit ]

Two years after the events of temper 4, Carrie is no longer an intelligence military officer and is now working as head of security for a individual charitable foundation garment and its billionaire owner in Berlin, Germany. [ 10 ] [ 11 ]

Season 6 ( 2017 ) [edit ]

several months after the previous season, Carrie is back in the United States, living in Brooklyn, New York. She now works at a foundation that provides aid to Muslims animation in the United States. The season features the election of the first female president and occurs between election day and inauguration day. [ 12 ]

Season 7 ( 2018 ) [edit ]

Carrie has left her job in the White House and moved back to D.C. to live with her baby Maggie. She takes on the Keane administration to secure the let go of of 200 members of the intelligence residential district who were arrested under President Keane ‘s orders the previous temper. [ 13 ]

Season 8 ( 2020 ) [edit ]

Saul, now National Security Advisor to President Warner, is sent to Afghanistan to engage the Taliban in peace negotiations. He needs aid from Carrie, who is recovering from her confinement in a russian prison. [ 8 ]

Cast and characters [edit ]

output [edit ]

Development history [edit ]

left) and right). The two had previously worked together on 24 and The X-Files. The series was developed for american english television receiver by Alex Gansa ) and Howard Gordon ). The two had previously worked together onand Based on Gideon Raff ‘s Israeli series Prisoners of War, Homeland was developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa in early 2010. The two had previously worked together on the similarly themed serial 24. [ 1 ] On September 19, 2010, Showtime placed a pilot program arrange for Homeland as the first project David Nevins had undertaken since leaving Imagine Entertainment to become president of the united states of Showtime. [ 1 ] Gordon, Gansa and Raff wrote the fender, Michael Cuesta directed the pilot, with Gordon, Gansa, Raff, Avi Nir, and Ran Telem serving as executive producers. [ 1 ] [ 14 ] [ 15 ] The series was passed on by FX [ 16 ] before landing at Showtime who green-lit a 12-episode orderliness on April 7, 2011. [ 17 ] [ 18 ] [ 19 ] It was announced that Chip Johannessen would join the series as a co-executive manufacturer, while Michael Cuesta, who had served as the conductor on the pilot, would join the series as an administrator producer. [ 20 ] [ 21 ] Ben Affleck was originally slated to direct the pilot. [ 16 ] On July 21, 2011, at the San Diego Comic-Con, Showtime announced that the series would premiere on October 2, 2011. [ 3 ] Along with the announcement of the premier date for the series, [ 3 ] the network besides announced that the names of the characters portrayed by Claire Danes and Damian Lewis had been renamed Carrie Mathison and Nicholas Brody, from Carrie Anderson and Scott Brody, respectively. [ 22 ] [ 23 ] The series is produced by Fox 21. [ 18 ] In September, 2016, Gansa announced that he would be crafting the one-eighth season as the series ‘ last. He pointed out that the decision would ultimately fall on Showtime, but that he would be moving toward an eight-season near. He besides stated that it would be his desire to film the final season in Israel, where Homeland ‘s reservoir series, Prisoners of War, originated. [ 24 ]

Casting [edit ]

Casting announcements began in November, 2010, with Claire Danes first to be cast. Danes portrays Carrie Mathison, “ a drive CIA policeman battling her own psychological demons. ” [ 22 ] [ 25 ] other actresses considered for the Mathison role included Robin Wright, Maria Bello and Halle Berry. [ 16 ] Next to join the serial was Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson, “ the smart and politically grok CIA Division Chief … who is Carrie ‘s independent ace in the intelligence upper echelon and her sounding board. ” [ 26 ] [ 27 ] Laura Fraser was initially cast as Jessica Brody, “ Nick Brody ‘s smart, impregnable wife. “, [ 28 ] but after the fly Fraser was replaced by Morena Baccarin. [ 29 ] Next to join the series were Damian Lewis and David Harewood, with Lewis playing Brody, “ who returns dwelling after spending eight years as a prisoner of war in Baghdad ”, while Harewood was cast as David Estes, “ a rising star in the CIA, Carrie ‘s boss … is the youngest film director of the Counterterrorism Center in the Agency ‘s history. ” [ 23 ] Gansa pushed for Lewis in the Brody function despite hesitations from series producers in favor of Ryan Phillippe, Kyle Chandler and Alessandro Nivola. [ 16 ] Diego Klattenhoff, Morgan Saylor, and Jackson Pace were the last actors to join the independent draw, with Klattenhoff playing Mike Faber, “ Brody ‘s close friend and boyfriend Marine, Mike Faber was convinced that Brody was dead, which is how he justified falling in love with Brody ‘s wife Jessica ”, Saylor playing Dana Brody, “ The Brodys ‘ oldest child ”, and Pace playing Chris Brody, “ Nick and Jessica ‘s eager-to-please, self-conscious thirteen year-old son. ” [ 30 ] [ 31 ] It was former announced that Jamey Sheridan, Navid Negahban, Amir Arison, and Brianna Brown had joined the series as recurring guest stars. Sheridan was cast as the Vice President of the United States, Negahban was cast as Abu Nazir, with Arison playing Prince Farid Bin Abbud and Brown playing Lynne Reed. [ 32 ] [ 33 ]

Writing [edit ]

Beginning in season four, the showrunners began taking over the top floor of City Tavern Club in Washington, D.C. for “ Spy Camp ”. According to Gansa, the day would start at 8 ante meridiem and goal after 10 post meridiem where the writers, producers and some actors would meet with former CIA, ambassadors, ex-military, journalists and intelligence officers to discuss national security issues to inform the storylines. “ spy Camp ” experts included A. Elizabeth Jones, Stanley A. McChrystal, Dana Priest and Michael Hayden. [ 16 ] Washington Post writer Barton Gellman connected the Homeland team on an hours-long television name with Edward Snowden before he appeared in documentaries or did interviews. According to Patinkin, they could not “ budge him from his soapbox ” to discuss personal information while Snowden was in Moscow. [ 16 ]

Filming [edit ]

The serial is filmed in and around Charlotte, North Carolina. The placement was chosen because of film tax credits, and the air matches nearby Virginia and Washington, D.C., where the series is set. [ 34 ] production claims it is easier to get around the area ‘s smaller city atmosphere quite than in big cities where filming typically occurs. [ 35 ] Another frequent put is nearby Mooresville. Executive manufacturer Michael Cuesta said Mooresville is “ played for quite a few rural-type one-stoplight main-street type of towns. ” [ 35 ] The Brody kin family is in Mountainbrook, a Charlotte neighborhood near SouthPark Mall. Queens University of Charlotte is the Brody daughter ‘s college. CIA headquarter is Cambridge Corporate Center in University Research Park. Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, the Ritz-Carlton, the erstwhile courthouse, Ed ‘s Tavern, [ 36 ] and Zack ‘s Hamburgers in Charlotte, a well as Rural Hill in Huntersville and Lake Norman, have besides served as film locations. [ 35 ]

output for season two began in May, 2012 with the series film in Israel for two weeks, with Israeli cities standing in for Beirut. [ 37 ] [ 38 ] The rest of the season was filmed in Charlotte and Concord, North Carolina. [ 39 ] product for the third season began in deep May, 2013, [ 40 ] continuing product in Raleigh, North Carolina. [ 41 ] The series besides filmed in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, which stood in for Caracas, Venezuela. [ 42 ] The series was besides planning on returning to Israel for extra film, but filming moved to Morocco, due to ongoing conflicts in Syria. [ 43 ] production for the fourth season took position from June through November, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa, [ 44 ] while the fifth season moved production to Berlin, Germany. [ 11 ] The one-sixth season began product in August, 2016 and filmed in New York City and Morocco. [ 12 ] [ 45 ] The seventh season began production on September 11, 2017, and chiefly filmed in Richmond, Virginia. [ 46 ] [ 47 ] Additional film for season seven occurred in Budapest, Hungary, for episodes 11 and 12. [ 48 ] The eighth temper began filming in February 2019 in Morocco. [ 49 ]

early media [edit ]

Since the ending of temper 2, respective pieces of in-universe fabric have been published. [ 50 ]

  • HomelandAftermath.com provides a deeper look into the aftermath of season 2, with news reports and survivors’ accounts.[51]
  • Twentieth Century Fox partnered with Audible.com to offer Phantom Pain – A Homeland Story (2014), a 30-minute audio piece narrated by Damian Lewis, which details Brody’s movements between seasons 2 and 3 of the show.[52]
  • Homeland: Carrie’s Run (2013) is a novel that tells the story of Carrie Mathison in a series of events that take place before season 1.[53]
  • Another prequel novel set in 2009, Homeland: Saul’s Game (2014), was released on October 7, 2014.[54]

reception [edit ]

critical reception [edit ]

The first season received near universal acclaim. Metacritic gave it a denounce of 92 out of 100 based on 29 critics. [ 56 ] TV Guide named it the best television receiver show of 2011 [ 71 ] and highly applauded the performances given by Damian Lewis and Claire Danes. [ 72 ] Metacritic named Homeland the second-best television show of 2011, based on aggregating the year-end top-ten lists of a number of major television critics. [ 73 ] The second gear season besides received near universal acclaim, achieving a Metacritic rate of 96 out of 100 from 21 critics. [ 58 ] The third base season initially received by and large favorable reviews, with a rate of 77 out of 100 based on 23 critics, [ 60 ] but reviews became more negative as the season progressed. [ 74 ] [ 75 ] Hank Stuever of The Washington Post gave the original episode an A−, saying “ What makes Homeland rise above other post-9/11 drama is Danes ‘s leading performance as Carrie—easily this season ‘s strongest female character, ” and that “ The latter half of the first base episode is exhilarating. I ‘m pilfer. ” [ 76 ] Matthew Gilbert of The Boston Globe gave it a solid A mark, and said it was his favorite drama fly of the season. [ 77 ] Entertainment Weekly ‘s Ken Tucker gave it an A−, stating “ It ‘s the fall season ‘s most intriguing, tense puzzle. ” [ 78 ] IGN television gave it a cocksure review, saying that it was an “ ace thriller ” that besides managed to have something to say about the “ War on Terror “. [ 79 ] The seventh episode, “ The Weekend “, received consuming critical applaud and was described by both the creators of the appearance and Lewis as a “ river basin ” episode. [ 80 ] [ 81 ] Greg Dixon of The New Zealand Herald criticized Homeland ‘s slender plat, Danes ‘s “ insane levels of overacting ”, and Lewis ‘s “ passivity ”. [ 82 ] Robert Rorke of the New York Post wrote about the third season that “ [ randomness ] eldom in the history of cable television television has a series imploded adenine cursorily as Showtime ‘s Homeland. [ … ] The prove, in the middle of its one-third season, is now impossible to take seriously. ” [ 83 ] In 2014, Laura Durkay of The Washington Post criticized Homeland for its depicting of Islamophobic stereotypes and called it “ the most bigoted show on television receiver. [ 84 ] Former U.S. President Barack Obama has praised Homeland and is known to be a fan of the show. [ 85 ] [ 86 ] [ 87 ] Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ‘s office asked for early screeners of episodes from the first temper. [ 16 ]

Ratings [edit ]

The original broadcast of the original episode on October 2, 2011, received 1.08 million viewers, becoming Showtime ‘s highest-rated drama premiere in eight years. The episode received a total of 2.78 million viewers with extra broadcasts and on demand views. [ 88 ] The final examination episode of season one received 1.7 million viewers, making it the most-watched season stopping point of any freshman Showtime series. [ 89 ] Ratings increased in Season 2, peaking with 2.36 million viewers for the December 9, 2012 first-run broadcast. [ 90 ] The series has besides performed well in the UK, where it airs on Channel 4. The fly episode drew 2.2 million viewers and the season one stopping point drew 2.8 million viewers. [ 91 ] Season 2 saw a dribble in viewership, with the season two premier drawing in 2.3 million viewers, [ 91 ] but the finale entirely 2.1 million. [ 92 ]

Viewership and ratings per temper of Homeland
Season Timeslot (ET) Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 Sunday 10:00pm 12 October 2, 2011 ( ) 1.08[88] December 18, 2011 (

2011-12-18

)

1.71[89] 1.25[93]
2 12 September 30, 2012 ( ) 1.73[94] December 16, 2012 (

2012-12-16

)

2.29[95] 1.92[96]
3 Sunday 9:00pm 12 September 29, 2013 ( ) 1.88[97] December 15, 2013 (

2013-12-15

)

2.38[98] 1.95[99]
4 12 October 5, 2014 ( ) 1.61[100] December 21, 2014 (

2014-12-21

)

1.92[101] 1.65[102]
5 12 October 4, 2015 ( ) 1.66[103] December 20, 2015 (

2015-12-20

)

2.07[104] 1.53[105]
6 12 January 15, 2017 ( ) 1.08[106] April 9, 2017 (

2017-04-09

)

1.90[107] 1.28[108]
7 12 February 11, 2018 ( ) 1.22[109] April 29, 2018 (

2018-04-29

)

1.30[110] 1.23[111]
8 12 February 9, 2020 ( ) 0.60[112] April 26, 2020 (

2020-04-26

)

1.26[113] 0.83[114]

Awards and nominations [edit ]

In its debut season, the series received several industry awards and nominations. The series was recognized with a Peabody Award in April, 2012 describing the series as “ a game of computerized tomography and shiner, a psychological thriller and a Rorschach test of post-9/11 doubts, fears and suspicions rolled into one. ” [ 115 ] At the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, the series received nine nominations winning six awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, Claire Danes for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Damian Lewis for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the navigate sequence. The series besides won awards for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series and Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series. [ 9 ] At the 69th Golden Globe Awards, the series won the award for Best Television Series – Drama, and Claire Danes won for Best Actress – Television Series Drama, with Damian Lewis receiving a nominating speech for Best Actor – Television Series Drama. At the 70th Golden Globe Awards, the series won its second consecutive award for Best Television Series – Drama, Danes won again for Best Actress – Television Series Drama, and Lewis won for Best Actor – Television Series Drama, after being nominated the former class. [ 116 ]

Controversies [edit ]

In October, 2012, the lebanese government was reportedly planning to sue the express ‘s producers, asserting falsification of Hamra Street in Beirut, Lebanon. Specifically, in the second episode of the moment season “ Beirut Is Back “, the street was shown as a pin down alley with militia roll and associated with terrorist activity. The lebanese government said the street is actually a bustle mod hub of cafe and bars. The Minister of Tourism Fadi Abboud said he would take legal action, stating that “ Beirut is one of the most secure capitals in the world, more secure than London or New York. ” [ 117 ] Abboud besides protested the film of episodes in Israel quite than Lebanon. [ 118 ] [ 119 ] [ 120 ] Peter Beaumont of The Guardian wrote of the series : “ High-profile Muslims live in the US share a confidential : both willingly or otherwise they are covert helpers of Abu Nazir, the al-qaeda terrorist drawing card. In other words, it does not matter whether they are rich, bright, discreetly enjoying a western life style or attractive : all are to be suspected. ” [ 121 ] Raff ‘s works have received criticism for their depiction of Muslims. [ 122 ] In an article for Salon, Laila Al-Arian called the indicate the most Islamophobic show on television receiver, accused it of portraying Muslims under the light of simplistic concepts and as a monolithic, single-minded group whose merely aim is to hurt Americans, and basing the Brody character to such an extent on “ pseudo-psychology that only an consultation conditioned by the Islamophobic, anti-Arab tropes in our media could find him consistent. ” She further criticizes the show for fanning craze of Muslim “ infiltration ” of the United States ; poor domination of even basic Arabic ; misrepresentation of Islamic and Arab culture ; and simplifying the politics of militant Islamic organizations, for case by conflating groups that in veridical life are rivals. [ 123 ] An article in The Atlantic by Yair Rosenberg challenged al-Arian ‘s criticisms, arguing that they missed what made the read valuable, which was that it was no gung-ho salute to U.S. militarism and tactics on the war on terror nor a black-and-white portrait of full Americans versus malefic Muslims, but rather a show that challenges the prejudices of its viewers preferably than affirming them. [ 124 ] Similarly, Zach Novetsky of Tablet asserted that al-Arian ‘s criticisms were a function of the show ‘s having adequate “ depth and layers for person to concoct a wholly inaccurate interpretation of what the read actually is about. ” [ 125 ] Middle East observer Rachel Shabi wrote that the show ‘s take on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East does little more than defend the talking points of its advocates, presenting even U.S. ferocity against civilians as “ necessity acts in avocation of far worse crimes ”. [ 126 ] Middle East policy expert Fawaz Gerges told TheWrap, “ Homeland is poisonous to any attempt to bridge the separate between the two nations [ United States and Iran ] ”. [ 127 ] The german newsworthiness magazine Der Spiegel claimed the appearance depicted “ hysterical CIA agents in a hysterical state ” and demonstrates the “ paranoid tactics that delegitimize its majority rule ” that the United States has applied and exceeded in real life, referring to the tap of German Chancellor Angela Merkel ‘s telephone. [ 128 ] In a 2014 report card, the human rights group Amnesty International found relatively high levels of popular corroborate for torment in the U.S. and Britain, in share due to the glory of torture allegedly found in popular english lyric television receiver shows such as 24 and Homeland. [ 129 ] In October 2015, three graffito artists hired to add graffito writings on the sic of a season 5 sequence ( intended to portray a refugee camp on the Lebanon–Syria surround ) to add “ authenticity ” to the scenes, wrote rather slogans accusing the display of racism. [ 130 ]

Home video releases [edit ]

circulate [edit ]

internationally, the series premiered on November 1, 2011, on Super Channel in Canada, [ 152 ] on January 13, 2012, on RTÉ in Ireland, [ 153 ] on January 22, 2012, on Network Ten in Australia, [ 154 ] on February 19, 2012, on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom, [ 155 ] and on September 30, 2013, on Star World in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. [ 156 ] In New Zealand, the serial is distributed by the Sky Television Network ‘s stream service Neon following its fusion with Spark New Zealand ‘s former pour military service Lightbox on July 7, 2020. [ 157 ]

References [edit ]

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