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Homeland S3 premiere leaked

2013-09-04 14:25
Los Angeles - In a case that Carrie Mathison might want to doggedly pursue, the first episode of season 3 of Emmy-winning drama Homeland has leaked online, nearly a month before it is set to air in the US.

Variety revealed that the episode found its way online after a screener was issued to a television critic at the Television Critics Association event held in July in Los Angeles.

Hypable "verified the authenticity of the screener", while Deadline confirmed that the leaked episode is incomplete - it is missing the opening credits, some visual effects to be completed in post-production, as well as some lines of dialogue that were yet to be recorded by actors, also in post-production.

TorrentFreak reported that within hours of the file's posting on BitTorrent, over 100 000 people had already downloaded it.

Anti-piracy unit

The season 3 premiere episode is entitled 'Tin Man Is Down' and is set to air in the US on cable network Showtime on 29 September.

Showtime declined to comment on the piracy, though Deadline stated that Homeland producer 20th Century Fox has its anti-piracy unit working on the issue.

The tense drama series stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a mentally unstable CIA operative who suspects that Captain Nicholas Brody (played by Damian Lewis), a Marine who returns home to the US as a hero after he was held hostage in Iraq for eight years, has actually been turned and is a terrorist.

Homeland won a number of Emmys and Golden Globes, for Best Drama Series as well as lead acting awards for Danes and Lewis.

The second season has also been nominated for 10 Emmys, the winners of which will be announced on 22 September.

No South African premiere date for season 3 has been confirmed, though M-Net have indicated that it will likely start airing locally in October.

Watch the full-length Homeland season 3 trailer here:

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