Tuesday, May 21, 2024

TV: “Homeland” Betting on a Female President, Casts for New Series Regular


The United States is getting a female president whether we like it or not. Showtime’s award winning “Homeland” is casting for some new characters as the show moves locale to New York. One of them is a newly elected female president. Her name is Elizabeth Keane. She’s 59 and described as “President-elect of the United States. Former junior Senator from NY. Bright, charming, lively – can be blunt. A natural politician.” Keane will a series regular.

Imagine the number of actresses lining up for that role. I’d get Melanie Griffith or Dana Delany. Either one would be perfect.

“Homeland” is also casting Keane’s chief of staff, who will be male and black. Also being cast is the 4 year old daughter of main character, Carrie. Her father was Brody, now deceased and played by Damian Lewis– star of Showtime’s “Billions.”

So even though the show is supposed to be set in New York, it does sound like Carrie (Claire Danes) and Saul (Mandy Patinkin) will be spending some time at the White House.

“Homeland” will return early next year.



Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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