2011's best show is just a few short weeks of away from the start of it's 2nd season. And there is a pretty awesome trailer!
Character Descriptions below contain significant spoilers for season 1 inside the tags:
Claire Danes stars as our nominal hero, CIA Analyst Carrie Mathison
I say nominal because she spent the entire first season illegally surveilling a returned pow war hero because she was convinced he was a terrorist agent. Oh and she also ended up fucking him and then telling him she was doing it, and then he actually was a terrorist but she dosen't remember that she figured it out because she's bipolar and had a complete mental breakdown at the end of the season. A TRUE AMERICAN HERO.
Damien Lewis is Nicholas Brody
, Carrie's suspected terrorist. He was part of a marine sniper team that was captured and held for years.
Over the course of his captivity he befriended the young son of his captor Abu Nazir, who was subsequently killed in an american bombing attack. Brody and his partner turned and came home as part of a plot to assassinate the Vice President. Of course I say nominal again because despite getting into the same room as his target with a bomb strapped to his chest, he was unable to pull the trigger, getting talked down by his teenage daughter. He then killed his terrorist partner, and convinced the terrorist bossman to let him run as a sort of Manchurian Candidate.
Mandy Patinkin is
Inigo Montoya Saul Berenson
, a CIA division chief and Carrie's mentor. His beard is awesome and he is frequently Carrie's only ally against
David Harewood as CIA Counter-terrorism Director David Estes.
A former lover of Carrie's, now her direct supervisor
and along with Vice President William Walden one of the two men who authorized and then covered up the drone strike that killed Abu Nazir's son along with 81 other children.
The lovely Morena Baccarin plays Jessica Brody
the oft-naked wife of Nicholas, who had given her husband up for dead and had begun fucking his best friend during his five year absence.
They've done their best to make things work despite Nicholas' detachment, and while she is suspicious of his relationship with Carrie, she has no idea what her husband is really mixed up in.
Morgan Saylor as his teenage daughter Dana
who is the only member of the family that knows that Nicholas is now a Muslim, and who was so shaken by Carrie's intrusion into thier home last season that she called Nicholas and begged him not to do whatever it was that he was going to do.
The first season comes out on DVD/Blu-Ray on August 28th.
Here is a more straightforward trailer that sets up the first season if you are curious in checking it out for the first time.
The season 2 premiere will be September 30th at 10pm, after the season premiere of the vastly inferior Dexter.
Claire Danes will be watching, will you?