The 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama, and the 2011 and 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Television Series - Drama, as well as the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Damian Lewis and Claire Danes. Homeland is an American drama-thriller television series created by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series.The series stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a Central Intelligence Agency officer with bipolar disorder, and Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody, a United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper. Mathison has come to believe that Brody, who was held captive by al-Qaeda as a prisoner of war, was "turned" by the enemy and now threatens the United States. This psychological spy thriller is full of action suspense and a lot of adult content. I was hooked from the very first episode luckily for me they were renewed for their third season so the story never stops!