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The first trailer for the new season of Homeland was released by Showtime this week, giving us a look at what the fourth season has in store. Claire Danes returns as CIA agent Carrie Matheson and the new series finds her heading up a station in the Middle East. Series regulars Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend and Nazanin Boniadi are set to reprise their roles along with newcomers Corey Stoll (House of Cards) and Laila Robins (Person of Interest).

BBC Two also released a trailer for the upcoming second season of The Fall, starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan. The new series sees DS Stella Gibson (Anderson) continuing the hunt for Paul Spector, a serial killer, but as she uncovers clues about his identity, he too delves deeper into her private life.

In renewal news, sci-fi drama Falling Skies has been renewed by US network TNT for a fifth and final season, to air in 2015. Season four is currently airing on FOX UK.

Spike TV’s event series Tut has cast a major player with the announcement that Ben Kingsley (Ghandi) has signed on to play the Grand Vizier, the key advisor to the young King Tutankhamun. Created by Michael Vickerman (The Wicked), the six-hour series will follow the young Pharaoh’s rise to power.

More big casting news from The CW with Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) set to appear in their new superhero series The Flash as infamous villain Captain Cold, who goes on to lead a group of The Flash’s adversaries, known as the Rogues. “We’ll be seeing his origin and the origin of the Rogues,” executive producer, Greg Berlanti, said, with DC Comics Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns, adding that the series will be, “the most faithful DC adaptation ever”.

BBC One have also unveiled a trailer for a new three part drama starring David Morrissey (The Walking Dead). Created by Danny Brocklehurst (Accused) and Jim Poyser (Shameless), The Driver tells the story of one man left reeling after a family tragedy who takes a job as a driver for a criminal gang.

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