When U.S. Marines raid an Al Qaeda stronghold in Afghanistan, they find a scraggly-bearded POW trapped in a spider hole. “American,” he stammers. “I‘m an American.” After eight years in captivity, Sergeant Nicholas Brody returns to the United States as a hero. But CIA agent Carrie Mathison is skeptical, revealing to her mentor, Saul Berenson, that she has information that suggests Brody might be the tip of the spear of a major terrorist attack on American soil. Homeland explores issues the country is still grappling with a decade after the 9/11 attacks: national security versus civil liberties, the nature of real threats versus imagined threats, and the complexities and tangled consequences of our military actions. Combining a dense tangle of plot lines with complex characters, Homeland is a game of cat and mouse, a surprisingly compassionate psychological thriller and a Rorschach test of our post-9/11 doubts, fears and suspicions. For its tension-filled take on American life in the long wake of the war on terror, Homeland receives a Peabody award.
Executive Producers: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Michael Cuesta, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir, Ran Telem. Co-Executive Producers: Chip Johannessen, Alexander Cary. Produced By: Michael Klick. Directors: Michael Cuesta, Dan Attias, Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Brad Turner, Tucker Gates, Guy Ferland, Clark Johnson. Writers: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, Alexander Cary, Chip Johannessen, Henry Bromell, Meredith Stiehm. Cast: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood, Diego Klattenhoff, Jackson Pace, Morgan Saylor. Directors of Photography: Nelson Cragg (Pilot and Series), Chris Manley (Pilot). Editors: Jordan Goldman (Pilot and Series), Joe Hobeck (Series), Terry Kelley (Series), David Latham (Pilot)