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Hugh Dancy to guest star in 'Homeland' season 8

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

"Hannibal" is set to appear in a recurring guest role in the eighth and final season of the acclaimed series "Homeland".

According to Variety, the will star opposite his wife, the leading lady of the show,

will play John Zabel, a savvy who joins the as a new to the and a formidable opponent to (played by Mandy Patinkin).

The show is currently in production and will premiere later this year.

The final season will see recovering from months of brutal confinement in a Russian gulag. Her body is healing, but her memory remains fractured.

Meanwhile, Saul has been dispatched to engage the in peace negotiations, and against medical advice, he asks Carrie to walk with him into the lion's den one last time.

The role marks Dancy's return to Showtime after he appeared in season two of "The Big C". He last starred opposite in Hulu's "The Path".

"Homeland", developed by Gansa and Howard Gordon, is based on the original Israeli series "Prisoners of War" by

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First Published: Wed, March 27 2019. 12:00 IST