Morena Baccarin Finds Her ‘Homeland’

The former alien queen joins Showtime's upcoming suspense thriller.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Although Morena Baccarin was briefly without a TV series to call home, the fan favorite actress has already landed on her feet with a new job.

Deadline is reporting that Baccarin has joined Showtime's "Homeland" as Jessica Brody, a role originated in the pilot episode by Laura Fraser.

"Homeland" is based on the Israeli TV series "Prisoners of War" and it follows Claire Danes' Carrie Anderson, a CIA officer who becomes convinced that Scott Brody (Damien Lewis), a U.S. soldier missing for eight years (before his suspicious recovery) has become Al Qaeda's secret weapon in a horrifying new plot to strike at America from within. Baccarin's character is Scott's wife, who is described as "soft" and "strong." Mandy Patinkin ("Criminal Minds") also co-stars as Carrie's mentor, Saul Berenson.

Baccarin is most fondly remembered for her portrayal of Inara Serra on Joss Whedon's "Firefly" and its theatrical follow up, "Serenity." She also appeared in "Stargate: SG-1" as the leader of the evil Ori and more recently as Anna, queen of the Visitors on ABC's revival of "V."

In addition to those roles, Baccarin provided the voice of Black Canary in "Justice League Unlimited" and she appeared in episodes of "The O.C.," "How I Met Your Mother," "Las Vegas," "Numb3rs," "Medium" and a recent guest spot on CBS' "The Mentalist."

Production for "Homeland" is currently slated for this summer, with a probable debut on Showtime in the fall.

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