Homeland to "Freak People Out," Says Showtime President

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Homeland premieres on October 5 and focuses on a CIA agent (Claire Danes) who thinks that a newly-rescued POW (Damian Lewis) might be a terrorist.

In other words: the Showtime series can't exactly shy away from certain topics. Nor will it, network president David Nevins said today at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

Homeland is going to touch on some pretty dangerous themes [and] a lot of really hot-button issues I don’t think anybody else could get away with,” said Nevins. “There is stuff bubbling up in that show that is going to freak people out.”

In Showtime programming news: Shameless and Californication and House of Lies (a new series starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell) all premiere on January 8.


This looks interesting, I just hope I get to see it


Homeland Quotes

They call it the end times. What do you think the beheadings are about? The crucifixions in diya heifer and the revival of slavery. You think they make this shit up? It's all in the book. Their fuckin' book. The only book they ever read. They read it all the time, they never stop. They're there for one reason and one reason only, to dir for the caliphate and usher in a world without infidels. That's their strategy, and it's been that way since the seventh century, so do you really think that a few special forces teams are going to put a dent in that?


Etai: So what are we doing here, Saul?
Saul: I don't know. I've never defected before.