Homeland boss Henry Bromell dies

HomelandThe executive producer of American drama Homeland (pictured), Henry Bromell, has died aged 66 after suffering a heart of attack. Bromell was also an acclaimed writer for such shows as Northern Exposure, Chicago Hope and Homicide: Life on the Street.

Production company 20th Century released a statement saying, “We were lucky to work with Henry on and off for the past 18 years. He was a supremely talented writer and as kind and warm a person as you could ever meet. He will be deeply missed at the studio and on Homeland. Our hearts and prayers go out to his wife and children,”

The Hollywood Reporter notes that Bromell had been in the past few months boosting the creative talent on the production of Homeland for its third series.

“When we were writing the first season, we had no idea this would hit the zeitgeist. We were trying to write a really good television show. The last time this happened to me was on Northern Exposure. First it was the reviews, and then it was President Obama is watching. It’s cool, but then it’s, ‘Oh god, now we’re going to let everyone down,’” Bromell told The Hollywood Reporter last year.

Bromell attended Eaglebrook School and the United World College of the Atlantic, graduating from Amherst College in 1970. He won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Award for his first novel, The Slightest Distance. He moved into television in the 1990s with NBC as well as feature film production.

Henry Bromell, 1947 – 2013