According to Deadline.com, Claire Danes may be returning to the small screen. Reportedly, Danes is in talks for the female lead in ShowTime’s drama pilot Homeland. The psychological thriller, which is being produced by 24 showrunner Howard Gordon, would be Danes’ first series since the ’90s cult classic, My So-Called Life, for which she earned a Golden Globe and an Emmy nomination.
Michael Cuesta (Dexter) is set to direct Homeland, based on the Israeli format Hatufim aka Prisoners of War, it tells the story of a U.S. Marine Sergeant, Scott Brody, who is recovered during a drone strike 10 years after going missing during the invasion of Baghdad.
It also centers on Carrie Anderson (whihc will be Danes character) , a smart, driven CIA case officer who tracks down threats to homeland security coming from the Middle East. She receives a tip from an informant that the American POW enjoying a hero’s welcome home has been turned and he is leading the next big strike against the American homeland. The series chronicles Anderson’s efforts to expose Brody and uncover the truth.
Danes also starred in the HBO biopic Temple Grandin, which earned her an Emmy Award, last year.
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