Hugh Dancy joins Claire Danes on final 'Homeland' season

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NEW YORK (AP) — The final season of Showtime’s “Homeland ” will be a family project for Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy.

The network announced Tuesday that Dancy has signed on as a recurring character in the upcoming eighth season of the series which stars Danes, his wife of eight years.

He’ll play a political consultant hired by the White House specializing in foreign policy. He’s described as an adversary to Mandy Patinkin’s character, who serves as National Security Adviser.

Danes’ portrayal of a bipolar CIA agent obsessed with her job has earned her two Emmys and two Golden Globe awards. The series has also won a Golden Globe for best drama television series.

Dancy and Danes have two sons.

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“Homeland” will return later this year.

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