Homeland to return for fifth series

The CIA spy drama survives for another season without Nicholas Brody

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Fast-paced, high-octane spy thriller Homeland is set to return for a fifth season. 

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Stars Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, Mandy Patinkin and Nazanin Boniadi will return for another 12-episode run in 2015. Just as long as there aren’t any more shocking deaths between now and the end of series four… 

Many fans believed there was little life left in Homeland after Damian Lewis’ character Nicholas Brody was killed off at the end of series three but US network Showtime proved otherwise. 

Critical response to the fourth season – which saw the drama reboot by relocating Carrie from the US to Islamabad – has been encouraging while the current run of the CIA spy drama has been averaging a healthy six million viewers across the pond. 

“In its fourth season, Homeland has brilliantly reinvented itself,” says Showtime president David Nevins in a statement that also announces the recommission of The Affair, which stars British actors Dominic West and Ruth Wilson. “It continues to capture the attention of a devoted fan base, and has provided an enviable platform for the successful launch of The Affair. With thought-provoking, relevant and addictive storylines, both series have been embraced, dissected and much debated week after week. We’re excited to see more from these complex shows in 2015.”

The fourth season of Homeland has been pulling in around 1.1 million viewers each week in the UK. 

Homeland series four continues on Sunday at 9:00pm on Channel 4

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