×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Homeland’ Adds ‘House of Cards’ Alum to Season 7 in Mystery Role (EXCLUSIVE)

The upcoming season of “Homeland” will feature two new recurring players, Variety has learned exclusively.

Sandrine Holt, known for her work in Netflix’s “House of Cards,” has joined the upcoming season of the Showtime series in a mystery role. She will appear in at least two episodes with the option for more. The network is keeping all details on her character under wraps, but insiders say her arc is very significant to the story.

Additionally, “Homeland” will also be bringing back Lesli Margherita for a recurring role in Season 7. The actress appeared in one episode last season, playing Sharon, who was a loyal character to Brett O’Keefe (Jake Weber).

No word yet on a premiere date for “Homeland” Season 7, though it’s likely to air during the first quarter of 2018. The Season 6 finale ended with the death of Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) and President Keane (Elizabeth Marvel) offering Carrie (Claire Danes) a job as her senior adviser. Although Carrie is at first interested, she’s faced with a tough decision about whether she wants to continue working with Keane after Saul (Mandy Patinkin) and other high-level officials are arrested as a result of Keane’s paranoia.

Holt will next star in ABC’s upcoming drama “The Crossing.” She is also known for roles in “Mr. Robot,” “Hostages” and “The Returned.” She is repped by Innovative Artists and Management 360.

Margherita, who starred in Broadway’s “Matilda the Musical,” will next be seen in Netflix’s upcoming series “Seven Seconds.” She is repped by Stone Manners Salners and Velocity Entertainment Partners.

More TV

  • The Netflix logo is displayed at

    Netflix Orders 'Queen Sono,' Its First African Original Series

    Netflix has ordered its first African original series, “Queen Sono,” a drama about a secret agent who fights crime while dealing with crises in her personal life. The series will launch globally in 2019. “Queen Sono” stars veteran South African actress Pearl Thusi, who tweeted in an emotional video Monday that she “cannot wait for…every woman on [...]

  • Outlander 406

    'Outlander' Recap: Jamie Encounters William Again in 'Blood of My Blood'

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Blood Of My Blood,” the sixth episode of “Outlander” Season 4. The action in “Blood of My Blood” picked up almost immediately after the previous week’s episode, as evidenced by the fact that Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix) was still staying with Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and [...]

  • The Flash -- "Elseworlds, Part 1"

    'Elseworlds, Part 1' Recap: Barry Allen and Oliver Queen Swap Skills, Visit Superman

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Elseworlds, Part 1,” the first part of the 2018 “Arrowverse” crossover, which aired Dec. 9. After past crossovers that introduced beloved characters’ doppelgangers, a wedding and death, “Elseworlds,” the fifth annual “Arrowverse” event, had a lot to which to live up. Unlike previous years, [...]

  • Stranger Things

    'Stranger Things' Season 3 Teaser Reveals Episode Titles, 2019 Release

    Netflix dropped a new teaser for the upcoming third season of “Stranger Things” Sunday, confirming that it will land on the streamer in 2019. The teaser also revealed the episode titles for the third season, which are as follows: “Suzie, Do You Copy?,” “The Mall Rats,” “The Case of the Missing Lifeguard,” “The Sauna Test,” [...]

  • Kyzza Terrazas Joins Garcia Bernal, Diego

    Kyzza Terrazas Joins Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna’s La Corriente del Golfo (EXCLUSIVE)

    BUENOS AIRES — Launching their new production house, La Corriente de Golfo, last April, Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna have tapped Mexican writer-director Kyzza Terrazas as the company’s head of development. The appointment will certainly help build the company appointing an old-rounder capable of overseeing and implementing development, writing and directing, and a longtime [...]

  • Michael Che Defends Kevin Hart on

    Michael Che Ribs Academy Over Kevin Hart Controversy on 'SNL'

    Kevin Hart may have alienated some in Hollywood over his recently resurfaced homophobic tweets, but that didn’t stop “Weekend Update” co-host Michael Che from cracking some jokes in support of Hart on Dec. 8’s “Saturday Night Live.” After briefly recapping that Hart stepped down from hosting the Oscars after the 2011 tweets came to light, [...]

  • THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY

    'The Umbrella Academy' Superheroes Series Premiere Date Set on Netflix

    The dysfunctional-family superheroes of “The Umbrella Academy” are landing on Netflix worldwide on Feb. 15, 2019. The live-action series is based on the “Umbrella Academy” comic books created and written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, published by Dark Horse Comics. The Netflix original series comprises 10 one-hour episodes. “The Umbrella Academy” stars [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content