‘Homeland’ Reunion: Claire Danes to Star in Netflix Drama From Howard Gordon

Four years after Showtime’s award-winning Homeland ended its eight-season run, star Claire Danes and creator Howard Gordon are reuniting at Netflix.

The streaming giant has handed out a straight-to-series order for The Beast in Me, a limited series starring Danes and from showrunner Gordon.

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Created by Gabe Rotter, Netflix says the mystery thriller revolves around “acclaimed author Aggie Wiggs, who since the death of her young son has receded from public life, unable to write, a ghost of her former self. But she finds an unlikely subject for a new book when the house next door is bought by Nile Sheldon, a famed and formidable real estate mogul who was once the prime suspect in his wife’s disappearance. At once horrified and fascinated by this man, Aggie finds herself compulsively hunting for the truth — chasing his demons while fleeing her own — in a game of cat and mouse that might turn deadly.”

Rotter, who worked with Gordon on The X-Files, created the series and will write and serve as exec producer with Danes. Gordon is set as showrunner and exec produces alongside Daniel Pearle (American Crime Story); Conan O’Brien, Jeff Ross and David Kissinger for Conaco; and Jodie Foster. The series hails from 20th Television, where Gordon previously was housed with an overall deal. Gordon most recently was based at Sony Pictures Television, which produces his Fox series, Accused.

Danes earned two of her three Emmys for her lead role in Showtime’s Homeland, for which she was nominated five times. Her credits also include the FX limited series Fleishman Is in Trouble, for which she was nominated for supporting actress.

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