UPDATED: Deadline confirms Claire Danes has signed on to star in the pilot of Showtime’s upcoming drama ‘Homeland.’
PREVIOUSLY: Marking what could be her first return to series television since ‘My So-Called Life,’ Angela Chase Claire Danes is in talks to star in the upcoming Showtime thriller ‘Homeland,’ reports Deadline.
Like HBO’s ‘In Treatment,’ ‘Homeland’ is based on an Israeli import: the popular drama ‘Prisoners of War.’ The series follows U.S. Marine Sergeant Scott Brody, who is recovered 10 years after going missing during the invasion of Baghdad.
Fitting into Showtime’s mold of strong, flawed female leads (‘Weeds,’ ‘The Big C,’ ‘Nurse Jackie,’), Danes would play Carrie Anderson, who is described as “a smart, driven and iconoclastic CIA case officer who tracks down threats to homeland security coming from the Middle East.” Anderson receives a tip that Brody, thought to be a hero, is actually leading a strike against America. Her task becomes to unmask him.
Danes recently earned an Emmy for her role as an autistic woman who revolutionized the cattle industry in the HBO film ‘Temple Grandin.’
Are we long overdue for a Danes TV return? Can you envision her as a whip-smacking CIA agent?