Airing its second season on Channel 4 at the moment, Homeland has proved a success in the US and the UK with staggering viewing figures. A third season for the hit US show has now been confirmed, with 12 episodes set to air in late 2013.
Homeland’s first season, set around CIA agent (Claire Danes) and a US marine (Damian Lewis), was nominated for nine Emmys and won six, including Outstanding Drama Series. The basic plot for the first season centres on Carrie (Danes) as she is sent to investigate Nicholas (Lewis), believing him to be a terrorist for the al-Qaeda, after his return to the US from Iraq where he was a prisoner of war for eight years.
The show’s second season started on the 7th October on Channel 4 and attracted an impressive 2.3 million viewers. Following on from its popularity, its network, Showtime, knew it was the right decision to renew the show for a third season. David Nevins, the president for Showtime, said ‘The Emmy wins for Homeland have certainly set the stage for a great second season. The writers, cast and crew of Homeland continue to create a remarkably entertaining and suspenseful rollercoaster ride, growing audiences week after week. We can’t wait for our viewers to experience what unfolds through the rest of season two. Our partners at Fox 21 have been tremendous, and we are thrilled to begin the planning for Homeland’s third season.’
Homeland airs every Sunday on Channel 4 at 9pm.