Morena Baccarin is a Homeland Girl

I guess this means there isn’t a snowball’s chance in hell that “V” is coming back for a third season? It would appear not, especially if the female lead is already moving on to a new show. In this case, former “Firefly” and “V” gal Morena Baccarin has moved away from the sci-fi genre that used to define her career, and will be entering the thriller/espionage arena with Showtime’s upcoming “Homeland”.

Baccarin will play Jessica Brody, the wife of returnee POW Damian Lewis on the show. She will be replacing Scottish actress Laura Fraser, who played the character in the pilot.

I’m guessing when showrunners Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa realized Baccarin was suddenly available and looking for work, they took the opportunity to replace the little known Fraser with a slightly more known Baccarin.

“Homeland” stars Claire Danes as Carrie Anderson, a CIA officer who suspects that returning Iraq war veteran Nick Brody (Lewis) is actually an al-Qaeda sleeper agent waiting to be activated. Of course, no one believes her, but our Carrie is one spunky dame, and the clock is thinking. This is, after all, a show from the guys behind “24″.

Trailer for the show, due out on Showtime in the Fall, below:




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  • GPyle

    She would still make a great Wonder Woman if they ever get around to making the feature film.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Todd

    Am I crazy or does she kind of look like a female version of Michael Cera in that pic? It’s weird. Really weird.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      It’s that ugly “V” haircut. She’s so much hotter with long hair.

      • Brian

        Agreed! I just picked up Firefly the other week on Blu-ray…surprisingly haven’t seen it before and am really loving it! It’s one I’ve wanted to see for a long time. I do find it tough to watch certain things with her in them though, she seems to be hit or miss with being able to act.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Maybe it’s just me but I thought she was pretty terrible on Stargate SG1.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      It’s that ugly “V” haircut. She’s so much hotter with long hair.