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'24' producers team up for Showtime POW drama

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As if the joy of the fall TV season really starting weren’t enough, this time of year brings news about upcoming projects that all sound awesome. To wit: Showtime’s possible new series, possibly called Homeland. According to Variety, Homeland is a “conspiracy thriller drama” about “the release of a U.S. soldier after a long period in captivity as a prisoner of war.” The yet-uncast soldier had been presumed dead, but his release is slightly less than peachy: “a female CIA agent becomes convinced that he has become a rogue agent now focused on aiding the enemy.” 24‘s Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa are behind the show, which means we can expect a lot of tension, intrigue, and gruesome violence. Joy! I’m one of the only people who liked Showtime’s Sleeper Cell five years ago, but I really liked it, so this is pretty much my dream series.

What about you, PopWatchers? Are you burned out on shows about CIA agents? Or does Homeland sound appropriately thrilling?