Marking his first major project acquisition since taking the helm at Showtime, entertainment president David Nevins is picking a thriller from the producers of "24," reports The Hollywood Reporter.
"Homeland" is close to a pilot-order from Showtime, the story says. The drama series from Fox 21 is based on the Israeli format "Prisoners of War," although the U.S. version focuses on a U.S. soldier who was thought to have been killed in Iraq a decade earlier, the story says. Doubts arise as to whether he’s a member of a sleeper cell sent to create a terrorist attack or actually a wartime POW, the article says. Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa of "24" will executive produce the project.
Nevins, who took over Showtime’s programming after Robert Greenblatt left a few months ago, is expected to pick up another few projects before the end of the year, the story says.