Showtime's Homeland will return for a second season of 12 one-hour episodes, the network announced Wednesday.
Is Showtime's Homeland TV's first post-post-9/11 show?
The lavishly praised
program — which marked Claire Danes
' return to television since her starring role on My So-Called Life
-- debuted Oct. 2 as the network's highest-rated freshman drama series ever, with 4.4 million viewers. Danes plays a CIA officer who suspects a returning POW (Damian Lewis
) has been turned.
is just getting started," David Nevins
, Showtime's president of entertainment, said in a statement. "Clearly, the overall audience growth from Week 1 to Week 4 demonstrates that this show is hitting a nerve in the cultural zeitgeist ... in the post-9/11 world. I'm quite confident that its passionate audience will be riveted as the season unfolds and people discover where this story is going."
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Production for Season 2 is set begin in spring 2012.
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