Homeland (2011– )
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About a Boy 

Carrie tries to earn the trust of a frightened asset. On his way out of town, Saul catches a break when he spots a familiar face. Quinn and Fara stake out a new suspect.


Charlotte Sieling


Gideon Raff (based on the original Israeli series "Prisoners of War" by), Alex Gansa (developed for American television by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Danes ... Carrie Mathison
Rupert Friend ... Peter Quinn
Nazanin Boniadi ... Fara Sherazi
Laila Robins ... Martha Boyd
Tracy Letts ... Andrew Lockhart (credit only)
Mandy Patinkin ... Saul Berenson
Suraj Sharma ... Aayan Ibrahim
Michael O'Keefe ... John Redmond
Mark Moses ... Dennis Boyd
Raza Jaffrey ... Aasar Khan
Nimrat Kaur ... Tasneem Qureshi
Meren Reddy ... Parvez
Tamer Burjaq ... Farhad Ghazi
Zahir Bassa Zahir Bassa ... Qadir
Mahmood Muhammed Mahmood Muhammed ... Cop


To Quinn's disgust, Carrie shamelessly seduces innocent virgin Aayan Ibrahim into bed to win his trust. Saul tails criminal ICI-henchman Farhad Ghazi at the airport, but ends up his captive without any CIA staff noticing. Quinn and Fara's stakeout meanwhile yields the imam who accompanied Ayaan's most-wanted uncle. Ambassador Boyd's husband Dennis finds her neither pleased nor surprised when he announces he's staying, indeed having missed out on an academic new chance, but does well as ICI spy. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

26 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The establishing shot of "Benazir Bhutto Airport" when Saul is waiting for his flight is shot in Cape Town's central train station. The electronic board in the centre of the shot has "CAPE TOWN" on it very clearly and shows train times, and a billboard shows an advert for Weet-bix, which is a South African breakfast cereal. See more »


John Redmond: I'm a spy. I know shit.
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Homeland Theme
Written by Sean Callery
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Great show, love every minute of it
29 October 2014 | by 851222See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

"Homeland" About a Boy is another great episode in very intriguing season 4. I was waiting for this season so badly after the breathtaking season 3, and it didn't disappoint me to say the least. Everything so far works and clicks in this season very well. Acting is top notch, writing is superb - events are believable, not overdone, overblown or over twisted - the pacing is great. "Homeland" isn't action / superheros show, it's intelligent show, and as i said very well paced - you won't going to have climaxes in every episode, each episode here is like one piece of puzzle, which will come in full view at the end of a season - it didn't disappoint me in last 3 years, and watching episode after episode this year i'm absolutely sure, it won't disappoint this year.

Overall, if you are looking for smart, excellently paced drama about real down to earth and on the same time very interesting events - "Homeland" will deliver goods.

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