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Monday, June 25, 2012

TV Casting News: Rupert Friend joins Showtime's ‘Homeland’ as a series regular for Season 2!

Great news for Rupert Friend fans (like myself)! According to Hollywood Reporter, Rupert is joining the cast of Showtime's hit freshman series Homeland as a season regular on the series' season 2!

The world premiere of the season two trailer of Homeland (via its FB page) will premiere at Comic-Con International! Executive producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa will introduce the trailer at the Dexter panel on Thursday, July 12th in Ballroom 20. More details to come!
Here's the article via Hollywood Reporter...
'Homeland' Adds Rupert Friend as Series Regular for Season 2 (Exclusive)

is upping the ante for its second season.
The Showtime terrorism drama has enlisted Rupert Friend as a series regular for its upcoming sophomore season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

Friend, whose credits include 2005's Pride & Prejudice and 2009's The Young Victoria, will play Peter Quinn, a button-down CIA analyst who oversees a critical operation on the Claire Danes and Damian Lewis starrer.

The actor joins Lost's Zuleikha Robinson, who will recur as Roya Hammad, a Middle Eastern field journalist with ties to high-ranking terrorist Abu Nazir (Navid Negahban). Her path will cross with Brody (Lewis) when she delivers an ultimatum.

Friend, who dated Keira Knightley from 2005-10, is repped by CAA and Independent Talent Group. He's currently on the Homeland set in Charlotte, N.C., shooting his first episode with the cast.

Homeland, which collected the Critics' Choice Award for best drama Monday, returns Sept. 30.

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