Last week, Showtime officially ordered "Homeland" to series after months of development. And while production for the show isn't expected to begin until later this summer, footage from the pilot episode has already been released by the network.
Based on the Israeli TV series "Prisoner of War," "Homeland" follows CIA Officer Carrie Anderson (Claire Danes), a young agent who comes to believe that recently rescued POW, Scott Brody (Damian Lewis) is a part of a devastating Al Qaeda plot designed to strike the very heart of America. Mandy Patinkin co-stars as Carrie's mentor, Saul.
Former "24" producer Howard Gordon is behind the U.S. adaptation, which doesn't have a debut date just yet. But to give you a taste of what's to come, check out the teaser trailer for "Homeland!"
Showtime also recently gave the greenlight for the half-hour comedy, "House of Lies" starring Don Cheadle ("Iron Man 2") and Kristen Bell ("Veronica Mars"). Both "Homeland" and "House of Lies" received 12 episode orders and are currently among the network's most anticipated projects.