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Showtime Releases `Homeland’ First-Look Video

Showtime Thursday offered a first look at the fifth season of its terrorism-themed drama series Homeland.

The series, which stars Claire Danes, picks up Danes’ ex-CIA character Carrie Mathison in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, two years after her ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief.

Season five also stars Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham, Sebastian Koch, Miranda Otto, Alexander Fehling, Sarah Sokolovic, and Mandy Patinkin.

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.