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Homeland renewed for third season

Homeland

Story by Jack Foley

HOMELAND has officially been renewed for a third season.

Loosely based on the Israeli series Prisoners of War, the Claire Danes-Damian Lewis thriller has been a ratings hit and a critical darling, winning six Emmys at the recent awards ceremony, including outstanding drama series and outstanding lead performances for its two stars.

In the US, season two premiere has so far attracted 5.2 million viewers across platforms with the most recent episode out-performing its previous record with 1.75 million viewers during its first airing.

David Nevins, Showtime Networks president of entertainment, commented: “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 roller coaster 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.”

The third season will consist of 12 one-hour episodes, with production set to begin in the spring of 2013.

Related: Read our verdict on the season 2 opener

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