Showtime have finally released a trailer for Homeland, which returns for its fifth season this autumn. Set two years after the events of last year’s finale, the new season finds Carrie (Claire Danes) attempting to live a life free of the CIA and now working for a private security firm in Berlin. Series regulars Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend and F. Murray Abraham return as Saul Berenson, Peter Quinn and Dar Adal, respectively, alongside newcomers Sebastian Koch (The Lives of Others) and Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings).
Seth Macfarlane’s comedy American Dad has been renewed for a further two seasons by TBS. The 44-episode renewal comes just before the start of the animated comedy’s twelfth season and ensures that the animated series will be on our screens until 2018.
The Roots reboot has found its star – Malachi Kirby (Eastenders) has signed on to play Kunta Kinte, a man taken from his home in Gambia and sold into slavery in the United States. LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation) played the role in the original 1970s series, but returns this time around as a co-executive producer.
BBC One have released a trailer for their new drama Doctor Foster, starring Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey). The series revolves around Jones as the eponymous Doctor Foster, a GP in a small village, whose whole world is turned upside down when she suspects her husband of having an affair.
FX is working on a Sons of Anarchy spin-off series with original show creator, Kurt Sutter, Not much is known about the planned new show, except that it would likely revolve around the Mayan biker gang.
Netflix and Marvel continue to populate their shows with acting talent and have added Alfre Woodard (State of Affairs) to the upcoming Luke Cage series. Woodard will star as Minetta, a powerful woman in local politics who crosses paths with Mike Colter’s (The Good Wife) Cage.
Finally, Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy) has signed on to star in CBS’s new drama Doubt. The series, written by Tony Phelan and Joan Rater (Grey’s Anatomy), was originally produced as one of last year’s pilots, with KaDee Strickland (Private Practice) in the lead role, but has since been retooled. It tells the story of a brilliant lawyer who becomes romantically entangled with one of her clients, who may or may not be guilty of a terrible crime.