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How ‘Homeland’ Star Mandy Patinkin Found Inner Peace in Showtime’s Dark CIA Drama

How ‘Homeland’ Star Mandy Patinkin Found Inner Peace in Showtime’s Dark CIA Drama
Every year, during their “Homeland” hiatus, executive producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, director Lesli Linka Glatter, and stars Mandy Patinkin and Claire Danes go to spy camp. Over seven seasons they’ve developed relationships with intelligence professionals, think-tank heads, and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors who fill them in on what’s going on in the government and the world, and what’s worrying them the most.

The “Homeland” team memorably interviewed the likes of Russian president Vladimir Putin and whistleblower Edward Snowden, via closed-circuit TV in Moscow. “No one’s supposed to know,” Patinkin told me. “Are you kidding? Everybody’s listening in. Moscow was probably right outside the door!”

In the penultimate Season 7 episode (filmed in Budapest for Moscow), Patinkin’s National Security Advisor Saul Berenson huddles with Dane’s Carrie Mathison and her team under a hotel-room tent to block prying ears — designed per State Department specifications. “It
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How ‘Homeland’ Star Mandy Patinkin Found Inner Peace in Showtime’s Dark CIA Drama

How ‘Homeland’ Star Mandy Patinkin Found Inner Peace in Showtime’s Dark CIA Drama
Every year, during their “Homeland” hiatus, executive producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, director Lesli Linka Glatter, and stars Mandy Patinkin and Claire Danes go to spy camp. Over seven seasons they’ve developed relationships with intelligence professionals, think-tank heads, and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors who fill them in on what’s going on in the government and the world, and what’s worrying them the most.

The “Homeland” team memorably interviewed the likes of Russian president Vladimir Putin and whistleblower Edward Snowden, via closed-circuit TV in Moscow. “No one’s supposed to know,” Patinkin told me. “Are you kidding? Everybody’s listening in. Moscow was probably right outside the door!”

In the penultimate Season 7 episode (filmed in Budapest for Moscow), Patinkin’s National Security Advisor Saul Berenson huddles with Dane’s Carrie Mathison and her team under a hotel-room tent to block prying ears — designed per State Department specifications. “It
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’24’ Reboots Update: Producer Howard Gordon Gives Details on the Two Projects Being Developed

Now that the “24” band of creators are back together, they’re busy at work on developing two new versions of the show simultaneously for Fox — either of which could ultimately make it on the air.

Original “24” executive producers Howard Gordon, Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran are back together and mapping out a new version of the show that Gordon said would be in the vein of the original series.

That’s in addition to a previously announced variation on the “24” real-time format, but set in the legal arena. Gordon is working on the “24” law show with Jeremy Doner (“The Killing”) — but Surnow and Cochran (the original co-creators of “24”) may ultimately be involved in that one too. 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV continue to be involved as the franchise’s respective studio and production company.

“We’re pursuing both tracks simultaneously,” Gordon told IndieWire. “We’re kicking both around,
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Canneseries Winner ‘When Heroes Fly’ to Be Adapted for U.S. (Exclusive)

“When Heroes Fly,” the Israeli drama that won Best Series at the inaugural Canneseries festival, is to be adapted into English for the U.S. market by Keshet International, the global production and distribution arm of Israeli media giant Keshet, Variety has learned.

The American version will be developed, produced and packaged through Keshet Studios, Ki’s L.A.-based subsidiary. Its greenlighting comes as the original Hebrew-language series continues to shatter records at home in Israel.

“When Heroes Fly” was created, written and directed by Omri Givron, co-creator of famed Israeli series “Hostages,” and follows a former Israeli military
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‘Homeland’ director Lesli Linka Glatter reveals ‘what keeps us up at night’ when she talks to U.S. intelligence community [Exclusive Video Interview]

‘Homeland’ director Lesli Linka Glatter reveals ‘what keeps us up at night’ when she talks to U.S. intelligence community [Exclusive Video Interview]
How is “Homeland” able to keep its finger on the pulse of current events? Director Lesli Linka Glatter reveals that before cameras start rolling each season the creative team takes a week-long trip to Washington D.C. to meet with leaders in the intelligence community. “That’s a very sobering experience for all sorts of reasons,” she says. And that’s precisely what they’re after: creators Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon lead with the question, “What keeps you up at night?” And the unsettling stories flow from there. Watch our exclusive video interview with Glatter above.

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A TV vet with an endless list of credits — including “The West Wing,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Freaks and Geeks,” and “ER” — Glatter joined the Emmy-winning Showtime espionage series in its second season and became the producing director in season three. “It’s
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Fox still developing new 24, but no plans for more X-Files

During Fox’s upfronts this week, the network has confirmed that 24 creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran and executive producer Howard Gordon remain in development on a new iteration of the real-time drama series, but there are no plans for a third season of The X-Files revival.

Late last year, it was rumoured that 24 was being reinvented as a legal thriller, with the show following a female prosecutor who uncovers a legal conspiracy during the countdown to the execution of a death row inmate who she helped to convict.

Fox’s chairman Dana Walden would not comment if this plot was accurate, but stated that “we are very excited about where the show would go.”

As for The X-Files, chairman Gary Newman stated that: “Not only is there no plan, there hasn’t been a single conversation. It’s been a great show for the network but there are no
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New ’24’ Installment With Original Creators In Works, No Plans For More ‘The X-Files’, ‘Prison Break’ Followup On Track

New ’24’ Installment With Original Creators In Works, No Plans For More ‘The X-Files’, ‘Prison Break’ Followup On Track
24 was the first drama to get a revival treatment in the form of a limited series with the 2014 24: Live Another Day. It was followed by NBC’s Heroes Reborn and Fox’s Prison Break and The X-Files. During Fox’s upfront press call, chairman Dana Walden revealed that 24 executive producer Howard Gordon is working with 24 creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran on a possible new iteration of the real-time drama. The network and 24 producers 20th Century Fox, Imagine TV and…
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‘Lucifer’ Canceled, ‘The X-Files’ Won’t Be Back, But More ‘Prison Break’ and ’24’ Reboots in the Works: Fox Execs Explain All

‘Lucifer’ Canceled, ‘The X-Files’ Won’t Be Back, But More ‘Prison Break’ and ’24’ Reboots in the Works: Fox Execs Explain All
The X-Files” have been closed again — at least for now. Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn confirmed on Monday that there are no plans to do another season at the moment.

The news doesn’t come as a complete surprise, as star Gillian Anderson has previously said she was saying farewell to the show. On the “Prison Break” front, Fox is moving forward on another revival, although that is still “in the early stages of development. We’re focusing on getting the next iteration right.” There’s no immediate announcement. Ditto “24,” as executive producer Howard Gordon is developing new ideas, including one with original creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran.

As for the decision to cancel “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden said the decision was “based on a variety of factors,” including the fact that the addition of Thursday Night Football limited their shelf space, “and we didn
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‘Homeland’: Claire Danes Says Series Will End With Season 8

‘Homeland’: Claire Danes Says Series Will End With Season 8
Homeland” will end with its upcoming eighth season, according to its star Claire Danes.

Appearing on “The Howard Stern Show” Wednesday, Danes indicated that the Showtime drama’s next season would be its last.

“Now we’ve got one more season after this and then we’re wrapping it up,” Stern told Danes in the interview, to which Danes responded, “Yeah.” When Stern asked, “How do we feel about this?” Danes replied, “Really conflicted.” She added, “I’ll be ready for a reprieve from that,” noting that her character, Carrie Mathison, is “a lot.”

Post-production on season seven of “Homeland” ended last week.
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’24’ Could Return As A Legal Thriller With Female Lead

Following the many series led by Kiefer Sutherland, and the most recent 24: Legacy, it is being reported that the 24 franchise could be redirected into a completely different area and TV genre; criminal justice.

Deadline is reporting that Howard Gordon and Imagine’s Brian Grazer, as well as former The Killing writer-producer Jeremy Doner and the franchise’s production companies, 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV, are looking to revamp the format and put it back out with a female lead, but could feature different characters each season.

The trade blog says that the new 24 would focus on a female prosecutor who uncovers a legal conspiracy and has to work against the clock to save a death row inmate facing imminent execution whom she had helped prosecute but may be innocent.

We’re assuming that it will still keep the real-time concept.

More as it comes in.

The post
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24 to return as female-led legal drama

Following the mixed reception given to Keifer Sutherland’s swansong, 24: Live Another Day, and the cancellation of the Corey Hawkins led spin-off, 24: Legacy, you might have thought Fox would retire any potential future agents in the once-ground-breaking franchise. Well, in a twist akin to the show in its pomp, Deadline is reporting that the network is to reinvent the realtime thriller as a legal drama.

Details on the plot are vague, but it’s rumoured to be about a female prosecutor who uncovers a legal conspiracy during the countdown to the execution of a death row inmate who she helped to convict. This new iteration is said to be the first of an anthology series, which will focus on a new character for each season.

The new 24 will come from executive producers Howard Gordon and Brian Grazer, as well as Us remake of The Killing writer-producer Jeremy Doner
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24 Update: Fox Eyes Legal-Themed Franchise Tweak With Female Lead

24 Update: Fox Eyes Legal-Themed Franchise Tweak With Female Lead
Fox is looking to restart the clock on 24, albeit with a few significant tweaks.

The network is developing a new incarnation of the iconic franchise that would shift the focus from terrorism to criminal justice. What’s more, the potential series would feature a female lead.

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According to Deadline, the new 24 “centers on a female prosecutor who uncovers a legal conspiracy and has to work against the clock to save a death row inmate facing imminent execution whom she had helped prosecute but may be innocent.
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’24’ Franchise Revived at Fox With Female-Led Series

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’24’ Franchise Revived at Fox With Female-Led Series
The clock is ticking down toward a possible return of “24.” Fox has given a script commitment to a female-led drama series in its “24” franchise. The latest iteration would maintain the real-time conceit but would be set in the realm of criminal justice. Howard Gordon, an executive producer on the original series, is writing the script with Jeremy Doner (“The Killing”) for the project from 20th Century Fox and Imagine Television. Also Read: 'Magnum Pi' Reboot Lands at CBS Executive producing are Gordon and Imagine’s Brian Grazer, who was another Ep on “24.” The original “24” starred Kiefer Sutherland as terrorist-despising Jack Bauer.
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‘24’ Franchise Eyes Comeback At Fox With Female-Led Legal Thriller Drama From Howard Gordon, Jeremy Doner & Imagine

‘24’ Franchise Eyes Comeback At Fox With Female-Led Legal Thriller Drama From Howard Gordon, Jeremy Doner & Imagine
Exclusive: Fox is developing a potential new incarnation of its Emmy-winning drama series that would have a female lead and take the real-time format of the terrorism-themed original and apply is to a different arena, criminal justice. The project, which has received a script commitment, hails from 24 franchise executive producers Howard Gordon and Imagine’s Brian Grazer, as well as former The Killing writer-producer Jeremy Doner and the franchise’s production companies…
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Fox Developing FBI Drama ‘Headshot’ From Howard Gordon & Sanaa Hamri

Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to Headshot, an hourlong drama executive produced by Empire executive producer/director Sanaa Hamri and Homeland‘s Howard Gordon. Written and executive produced by producer Sonny Postiglione (Bloodline), Headshot is described as a fun, heartfelt, character-driven procedural centering on a tenacious, by-the- book FBI agent who puts his career on the line by hiring a mouthy yet charming struggling actress for the role of a…
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Fox Nabs CIA Drama ‘Classified’ From Marc Guggenheim & Howard Gordon As Put Pilot

Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Classified, an hourlong drama from Marc Guggenheim (Arrow) and Howard Gordon (Homeland). The project hails from Gordon’s Teakwood Lane and 20th Century Fox TV where the company is based. Written and executive produced by Guggenheim, Classified is set in the high stakes world of the CIA. It is a character driven drama focusing on the dedicated attorneys who represent the Agency. At the heart of this show is a fearless woman trying to…
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'Homeland,' 'Arrow' Producers Team for Fox CIA Drama

Two of the small-screen's most prolific producers are teaming at Fox.

Homeland executive producer Howard Gordon and Arrow/Legends of Tomorrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim are readying a CIA drama for the network.

The project, titled Classified, has landed at Fox with a sizable put-pilot commitment. The potential series is set in the high-stakes world of the CIA and is described as a character-driven drama focusing on the dedicated attorneys who represent the agency. It revolves around a fearless woman trying to navigate her way to the top while putting out fires professionally and personally.

Guggenheim will pen the script and...
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Fox Buys Medical Drama From Jason Horwitch & Howard Gordon With Penalty

Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to a medical drama from House Of Cards co-executive producer Jason Horwitch, Howard Gordon (24, Homeland) and 20th Century Fox TV. Written by Horwitch, the untitled project centers on Charlie Foster, a hyper-charismatic doctor who travels the world in search of the most innovative new medicines, all while he and his team tackle the most challenging, unique medical cases from their special hospital wing in Cambridge, Ma…
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TV News Roundup: Tia Mowry, Ed Begley Jr. Set to Recur on CBS’ ‘Me, Myself & I’

TV News Roundup: Tia Mowry, Ed Begley Jr. Set to Recur on CBS’ ‘Me, Myself & I’
In today’s roundup, “Me, Myself & I” adds recurring cast members, and Amazon announced the premiere date of “Lore.”

Casting

Ed Begley, Jr., and Tia Mowry are joining the cast of “Me, Myself & I” on a recurring basis in Season 1. Begley Jr. will play Governor Justin, the future version of Alex Riley’s stepbrother. In 1991, Justin (Christopher Richards) is constantly coming up with half-baked schemes that end in failure. Fifty-one years later, he’s the Governor of California. Mowry will play Wendy, the wife of Darryl (Jaleel White). Wendy relates to present-day Alex Riley’s (Bobby Moynihan) frustration over missing out on his daughter’s formative experiences. The series stars Moynihan in a comedy about the defining moments in one man’s life over three distinct periods — as a 14-year-old in 1991, at age 40 in present day, and at age 65 in 2042. “Me, Myself & I” premieres Monday, Sept. 25 at 9:30 p.m. on
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Fox Nabs ‘Nightfall’ Crime Drama From Sheldon Turner & Howard Gordon As Put Pilot

Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Nightfall, a cop drama from Oscar-nominated writer Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air) and Emmy-winning producer Howard Gordon (24, Homeland). The project hails from Turner and Jennifer Klein’s Vendetta Productions, Gordon’s Teakwood Lane Productions and 20th Century Fox TV, where both companies are based. Written by Turner, Nightfall is about a New York City anti-crime unit headed by a charismatic, often unpredictable detective who…
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