15/10/2012 10:01 BST

'Homeland' Series 3 Rights Snapped Up By Channel 4

A third series of 'Homeland' has not been commissioned yet, but that hasn't stopped Channel 4 snapping up the rights to it.

The broadcaster is so keen not to lose the hit show to a rival that they've already signed up to show the next run of the terrorist drama starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis.

Channel 4 boss Jay Hunt told 'The Sun's TV Biz': "'Homeland' has become unmissable TV. I’m delighted we have the third season for Channel 4 viewers to enjoy."

Sunday night's episode of the Emmy Award-winning show put CIA agent Carrie (Danes) back in the action in Beirut. The intelligence proffered by her old city contact about a meeting with Abu Nazir kick-started a chain of events in Lebanon and Washington.

Meanwhile, in Washington, troubled soldier Brody (Lewis) was invited ever further along the corridors of military intelligence.

Read a full review of episode two here.

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