Channel 4 secures rights to Homeland series three

The broadcaster has agreed terms with distributor Twentieth Century Fox for the yet-to-be confirmed next season


We’re yet to receive news of Damian Lewis and Claire Danes’s return for series three of political thriller Homeland, but if (or when) it does hit our television screens it will be shown on Channel 4, can confirm.


The British broadcaster has already reached an agreement with Homeland’s distributor Twentieth Century Fox to air the third run of episodes if another series is greenlit.

The show stars Lewis as former hostage Nicholas Brody and Danes as CIA agent Carrie Mathison, embroiled in a relentless pursuit of evidence to prove his covert terrorist activity. It recently swept the board at the 2012 Emmy Awards, taking home awards for best drama series, best writing in a drama series, best actor and best actress.


Series two of Homeland premiered in the UK on 7 October, earning Channel 4 an average audience of 1.98m (7.6%) and a peak of 2.1m.