Actor Hugh Dancy, best known for NBC’s Hannibal, will guest star in the award winning series, Homeland, alongside his wife Claire Danes, in an upcoming multi-episode arc. The series is currently filming its eighth and final season, which will premiere later this year.
The Emmy nominated actor will play John Zabel, “a savvy Washington consultant who joins the White House as a new foreign-policy advisor to the President and a formidable opponent to Saul Berenson,” who is played by fellow Emmy and Tony winner, Mandy Patinkin.
This marks a return to Showtime for Dancy, after a recurring role on The Big C and his other award-winning role as Earl of Essex in Elizabeth I. The actor’s other credits include: Martha Marcy May Marlene, Adam, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Black Hawk Down, Ella Enchanted, and just recently Late Night, which also stars comedienne Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson.
The series’ final season, will follow Carrie Mathison (Danes), as she recovers from her harsh imprisonment by the Russian gulag– but with her memory still intact, she poses a threat towards the treacherous Saul who now is the National Security Advisor to President Warner (Beau Bridges).
Originally premiering in the Fall of 2011, Homeland became one of the most acclaimed dramas on television and has been Showtime’s number one series ever since. Often described as a “meditation on the human costs of the war on terror,” viewers can expect the series’ final season to delivery one last in-depth commentary on the stakes of war.
Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios in partnership with Showtime, the series was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon after being based on the short-lived Gideon Raff series, Prisoners of War. Gansa and Gordon will executive produce the series’ final season alongside Deb Cahn, Danes, Lesli Linka Glatter, Patrick Harbinson, Chip Johannessen, Michael Klick, Avi Nir, Raff and Ran Telem.