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Damian Lewis Cast In Showtime's Homeland

Damian Lewis is about to join the ever-growing list of fantastic talent over at Showtime. Word is, he’s been cast to star opposite Claire Danes in Showtime's upcoming series Homeland.

Deadline posted the news, stating that the former Life star has signed on to play the role of Marine Sergeant Scott Brody in Homeland. The series will follow Lewis’ character Scott Brody as he returns home from Baghdad after spending nearly a decade as a prisoner of war. Claire Danes is set to play Carrie Anderson, a CIA agent, who believes Brody may be plotting to attack America.

Lewis’ role sounds pretty complex. On one hand, he’s playing a guy who has to deal with the trauma of having been held captive for eight years and is now trying to readjust to normal life with his wife and kids. On the other hand, if there’s anything to what Danes’ character believes, there could be a darker side to Scott. Given Lewis’ past work, which includes a wide range of roles, like the quirky Charlie Crews in Life and the alien-possessed Jonesy in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s Dreamcatcher, not to mention his part in Band of Brothers, I’m thinking they made a solid casing choice, here.

Kelly West
Kelly West

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