The awesomeness of Homeland seems to know no limits. The critically acclaimed series, up for nine Emmy's this weekend, is adding an Academy Award-winner to the fold, per Entertainment Weekly.
F. Murray Abraham will be appearing this season as Dar Adul, a "brilliant intelligence operative in his 60s-70s. He has worked all over the world for the Special Activities Division of the CIA."
Not much is known about Adul beyond that. Speculation is that he may be a mentor to Saul (Mandy Patinkin) the same way Saul is to Carrie (Claire Danes).
Abraham is an amazing actor. He won an Oscar for playing Antonio Salieri in Amadeus, and has also appeared in Scarface, Louie, the underrated Last Action Hero, Mimic and Muppets From Space. I also don't think anyone could watch Finding Forrester and not want to punch his character in the face - he did that good of a job being a bastard.
Can Abraham stop Brody (Damian Lewis)? Is he even going to try to? Maybe he has his eyes focused on a bigger prize...
Every bit of news that Homeland's creative team is dropping nowadays is gold. Gold, I tell you! This season needs to hurry up and get here! Even President Obama agrees!