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stapler 2011-09-09 02:13 AM

Homeland - Showtime Series
Coming in October . Looks interesting. Anyone know if a Canadian channel has picked it up?

"Homeland is an upcoming American psychological thriller television series created by Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa and Gideon Raff. The series stars Claire Danes as Carrie Anderson, a CIA operations officer who has come to believe that an American Marine, who was held captive by Al-Qaeda as a prisoner of war, was turned by the enemy and now poses a significant risk to national security.

The series will be broadcast in the United States on the cable channel Showtime, and is produced by Fox 21. It is due to premiere on October 2, 2011."

randomusername2 2011-09-11 12:59 AM

Could be interesting. Showtime had a show a few year back called "Sleeper Cell" that I believe had a similar theme. I never did see it but I remember being interested in it at the time.

JohnnyCanuck 2011-09-11 01:11 AM

Sleeper Cell was phenomenal television, but I wouldn't say the themes are all that similar on the surface.

Fonceur 2011-09-11 02:51 AM

Sleeper cell was kinda the opposite, with a CIA agent (or such) infiltrating a terrorist cell...

Nuje 2011-09-12 12:38 AM

Sounds like "The Manchurian Candidate"... unless the Laurence Harvey analogue is fully aware of his mission on behalf of his former captors.
I'll give it a look if/when it shows up here.

StickyDragon 2011-09-12 02:41 PM

Looks like a great show. I am surprised that TMN hasn't picked this up yet, but I hope one of the Canadian channels plans to air this.

Bayguy 2011-09-16 01:13 PM

hi everyone I came here looking for info b'cuz we watched the first ep on Showtimes website and it looks great. But we dont have Sho on our U.S. TV so we need TMN to show this! I just looked at TMN's website but didn't see it. Has anyone heard anything??

You can see the first ep here:

except maybe not if you're in Canada I've heard before that only people in the US can see that site, sorry. :-(

Blackloz 2011-09-16 01:24 PM

I plan on watching.

mike10 2011-09-16 05:16 PM

movie central replied back to me on twitter a few days ago saying that they had picked it up

Nuje 2011-09-17 01:59 AM

Excellent! Thanks for the info.

Bayguy 2011-09-17 02:34 PM

hey mike10 thats good news. When MC gets something so does TMN right? Or maybe not always? Has anyone heard anything right from TMN? They have other Showtime shows like Dexter so they should have this I hope!

smegger2000 2011-09-17 02:54 PM

If you look at the Movie Central schedule, Homeland is nowhere to be seen in the month of October, while it debuts Oct 2nd on Showtime, so it's definitely not being shown at the same time as it is in the USA.

stapler 2011-09-20 02:37 AM

Bayguy, thanks for the link to watch the first episode. I forgot about looking there.

I thought it was pretty good.

Claire Danes came off as sufficiently nutty for the role and Damian Lewis was great as usual.

RJet007 2011-09-20 07:22 PM

Superchannel is now saying that they have picked it up. It debuts on Nov 1 according to their website.

tofinoguy 2011-09-21 12:59 AM


Originally Posted by RJet007 (Post 1324575)
Superchannel is now saying that they have picked it up. It debuts on Nov 1 according to their website.

Awesome. Perhaps a hint that the rumored "Showtime Canada" will come to us via Super Channel. The need it - a lot of their good series will dissapear with the launch of FX Canada.

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