Anyone been watching this new show? It really is the best on Tv at the moment IMO. The writing and performances are some of hte best Ive ever seen on Tv. Claire Danes and Damian Lewis will be picking up all the awards. Homeland is an American psychological thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, based on the Israeli series Hatufim, also known as Prisoners of War, which was created by Gideon Raff. The series stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a CIA operations officer who has come to believe that an American Marine, who was held captive by Al-Qaeda as a prisoner of war, was turned by the enemy and now poses a significant risk to national security.