Homeland fans, apparently there aren’t enough phenomenal actors on Homeland so the producers have snared Oscar Winner F. Murray Abraham to appear on the show. The rumor is his character Dar Adul, “a brilliant intelligence operative in his 60-70’s. He has worked all over the world for the Special Activities Division of the CIA”, is somewhat of a mentor to Mandy Patinkin’s Saul. From the looks of the first couple of images of F. Murray Abraham’s appearance, it looks like if he is a mentor his mentorship is somewhat outside of the mainstream. Meeting at a Waffle House?
The pics are from episode 2.10 of Homeland, and there is no corresponding images from next Week’s 2.09. That could mean nothing at all, but it is probably safe to assume Murray Abraham makes his debut in 2.10.
As for what attracted F. Murray Abraham to Homeland in the first place, so far the actor has remained somewhat mum. In recent years he has appeared on The Good Wife, Bored to Death and Louie, so expanding his television palette with Homeland isn’t exactly news on its own, but given Homeland‘s dominance at this year’s Emmys and the seemingly more substantial nature of his role given previous dips in the cathode rays (or LCD Haze for you contemporary types), this gig could be a ‘Golden’ opportunity to add some more bling to his mantel.