09/03/2013 08:35 am ET

'Homeland' Leaks Online: Season 3 Premiere Hits Internet


"Homeland" has leaked online.

According to Variety, an unfinished version of the Season 3 premiere of the Showtime hit starring Claire Danes has hit the Internet. Variety reports the version of the "Homeland" Season 3 premiere online is one similar to what was given to TV reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour in July. It features unfinished effects and is missing the opening credits.

TorrentFreak, a blog about BitTorrent news, reports more than 100,000 downloads have already occurred.

"Homeland" Season 3 isn't set to premiere on Showtime for another three weeks. Whether the leak helps or hurts the Emmy-winning drama remains to be seen. "Homeland" was one of the most-pirated shows of 2012, yet its ratings have also grown. The premiere leak could serve as a good word of mouth as downloaders express their thoughts about the Season 3 premiere before critic reviews hit the web.

"Homeland" Season 3 officially premieres Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime.

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