Channel 4 to screen second season of Homeland

Channel 4 have confirmed that they will be showing the second series of drama Homeland, which ended its first run on the network this weekend.

If you have just watched the last episode of Homeland, you may not have heard the continuity announcer declare afterwards that we’ve signed the rights to show season two as well. You may have been hiding behind the sofa, rocking backwards and forwards, sobbing softly at the unbearable tension of it all. And now you’ll have to go through it all over again. – Channel 4 say.

The broadcaster also adds that British viewing figures show that consolidated weekly ratings reveal over 4 million watched the drama (including figures from the Monday repeat).

The American produced thriller, starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, is a story loosely based on Gideon Raff’s Israeli television series Prisoners of War.

The drama centres on an American soldier taken prisoner during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Left for dead, the soldier miraculously returns to the US after years in captivity.

Driven CIA officer Carrie Mathison, who is battling her own psychological demons, becomes convinced that the intelligence that led to his rescue was a setup – and that this national hero may be connected to an Al-Qaeda plot to be carried out on American soil.
[Written by Mike Watkins]