October 26, 2011

Showtime announced today that its new series Homeland has been renewed for a second season. The good news comes just four episodes into the show's freshman run, but was expected considering it has been well received by both critics and viewers.

“HOMELAND is just getting started,” said Showtime's President of Entertainment, David Nevins.  “Clearly, the overall audience growth from week one to week four demonstrates that this show is hitting a nerve in the cultural zeitgeist.  Alex and Howard have created a psychological thriller that holds special relevance in the post 9/11 world.  I’m quite confident that its passionate audience will be riveted as the season unfolds and people discover where this story is going.”

The network has ordered 12 new episodes for Season 2 of Homeland. Production is set to being next spring, pointing to a likely late 2012 premiere.

(Source: TV by the Numbers)