Claire Danes Stars In Showtime’s Post 9/11 Conspiracy Drama ‘Homeland’

Emmy and Golden Globe winner Claire Danes returns to television on Sunday, this time her role has her hunting terrorists in Showtime’s post-9/11 conspiracy drama, 'Homeland'.

The 32 year-old Danes, probably most known for her role along side Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1996 film adaptation of Romeo + Juliet, will take on the part of a bipolar CIA officer when the show premieres on October 2 at 10 pm ET.

The show, based on the lauded Israeli series 'Prisoners of War', chronicles CIA agent Carrie Mathison’s (Danes) personal mission to save the country from another 9/11-sized terrorist attack, according to OTRC.

Carrie Mathison takes personal responsibility for not preventing the devastating attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and so she’s haunted and convinced that - if only she can figure it out, by any means necessary - the next attack can be prevented.

The 'Homeland' will be Danes’ first series since 'My So-Called Life', which launched the actress’ career and earned her a Golden Globe in 1995.

Actress Claire Danes also appeared in the TV biopic 'Temple Grandin' last year. She took home an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of the autistic scientist.