After earning an Emmy Award for her lead performance in the HBO film “Temple Grandin,” actress Claire Danes looked to return to TV screens for a Showtime drama pilot from “24” executive producer Howard Gordon.
According to “Deadline,” Danes continued talks to star as Carrie Anderson, a CIA agent pursuing a case against U.S. Marine Sergeant Scott Brody who returns to the U.S. from Iraq as a hero but is believed to be a terrorist.
Michael Cuesta signed on to direct the pilot, which was written by Gordon and based on the Israeli series “Prisoners of War.”
Like “24,” Danes’ character would follow Brody in a complete dramatic arc throughout the entire season.
After launching her career as teen Angela Chase with the ABC drama “My So-Called Life” 15 years ago and starring in features like “Shopgirl” and “Stardust,” Danes would be making a full-circle return to TV by starring in “Homeland.”
No word yet on who would co-star in “Homeland” and play the terrorist suspect Danes’ character is investigating.