"Homeland" has been renewed for a Season 3. The political thriller starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis has been picked up for a third season by Showtime.
According to the network, the Season 2 premiere had 5.2 million viewers across platforms in its first week. Season 3 will consist of 12 one-hour episodes and kick off in spring 2013.
"Homeland" swept the 2012 Emmys, with Danes, Lewis and the series as a whole taking home awards.
"The Emmy wins for 'Homeland' have certainly set the stage for a great second season," David Nevins, president of entertainment at Showtime, said in a statement. "The writers, cast and crew of 'Homeland' continue to create a remarkably entertaining and suspenseful roller coaster ride, growing audiences week after week. We can't wait for our viewers to experience what unfolds through the rest of season two. Our partners at Fox 21 have been tremendous, and we are thrilled to begin the planning for 'Homeland's' third season."
In addition to the Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor in a Drama Series awards, "Homeland" won Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series at the 2012 Emmys.
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