Homeland season two will begin on Sunday 7 October at 9pm on Channel 4, RadioTimes.com can reveal.
The multi Emmy Award-winning first season of the espionage drama starring Damian Lewis and Claire Danes aired on Channel 4 this spring, culminating in a tense cliffhanger finale on 6 May watched by an audience of more than four million people.
Based on the Israeli series Hatufim (Prisoners of War), Homeland follows the story of a returning American prisoner of war, Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) and a bi-polar CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) who believes that Brody has been “turned” by Al-Qaeda while captive.
Made by the American cable network Showtime, Homeland has been a critical and ratings success in the UK, regularly drawing over three million viewers for Channel 4 and garnering almost entirely positive reviews from the UK press. Radio Times described it as “a superb study in suspicion and betrayal” and “a fully grown-up spy drama with jewel-like characters and storylines made of very clever spaghetti.”
If you missed the debut series, or just need to be reminded of Brody and Carrie’s story so far, More4 is repeating the whole of the first run across ten evenings from tomorrow (Tuesday, 11:05pm).
You can read a preview of series two of the show here and watch a trailer here.