Ten fun facts about Homeland

Fact 1
The series stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a Central Intelligence Agency officer with bipolar disorder, and Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody, a United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper.

Fact 2
Mathison has come to believe that Brody, who was held captive by al-Qaeda as a prisoner of war, was “turned” by the enemy and now threatens the United States.

Fact 3
Although Carrie's condition was not specified during the show's first few episodes, the actor who plays her, Claire Danes said she decided that Carrie has Bipolar 1.

Fact 4
Gideon Raff created the original series in response to the many Israeli soldiers who had been enemy captives and their brutally difficult, and largely unreported, efforts to reintegrate into Israeli society after they returned home.

Fact 5
British actor Damian Lewis landed the lead role without an audition.

Fact 6
The series has received critical acclaim, and has won several awards, including the 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, and the 2011 and 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama, as well as the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Damian Lewis and Claire Danes respectively.

Fact 7
It is Barack Obama's favorite TV show. He liked the series so much he ordered the DVD box set.

Fact 8
To prepare for her role in the series, Claire Danes met with CIA officers and watched videos made by bi-polar disorder patients.

Fact 9
Abu Nazir's son is called Isa. Arabic-speaking Muslims refer to Jesus as Isa.

Fact 10
Some of the photographs that are interspersed over the course of the opening credits sequence are actual pictures of Claire Danes as a young girl.

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Short about Homeland
is an American drama-thriller television series based on the Israeli series Hatufim (English title: Prisoners of War).