Max Beesley
British actor Max Beesley, one of the stars of the BBC America series "Bodies", discusses the show during a session of the Television Critic's Association Summer press tour in Beverly Hills July 14, 2005. "Bodies", written by former doctor Jed Mercurio, is a hospital drama set in the obstetrics and gynecology department and premieres September 29, 2005. Reuters/Fred Prouser

Max Beesley is joining the cast of “Homeland.” In the new season of the show, he will be starring as Mike Brown, a Royal Marine turned private military contractor.

Beesley will work under Claire Danes’ character Carrie Mathison. With a new person under her, Carrie will have to watch her back, TheWrap reported.

The 44-year-old actor will make a cameo appearance in the Season 5 premiere of “Homeland” along Otto During (Sebastian Koch), Allison Carr (Miranda Otto), Sheik Hafiz (Samir Fuchs), Numan (Atheer Adel) and Mills (Micah Hauptman). Beesley is known for his roles on several television shows, including “Hotel Babylon,” “Mad Dogs,” “Suits,” “Ordinary Lies” and “Survivors.” He also starred in movies “Glitter,” “The Emperor’s Wife” and “Pawn.”

Season 5 of “Homeland” will make a two-year jump from the last season. It will shift its focus from Middle East into the new life of ex-CIA agent Carrie Mathison, who is now working for a private security firm. In the new season, Carrie struggles to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment after years of working on the front lines in the “war of terror.” She will find herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA.

The sought-after drama series is currently in production in Berlin. It is the first American TV series to shoot entirely in Germany. “Homeland” is based on the original Israeli series of Gideon Raff, “Prisoners of War.” It was also recently nominated at the Emmy’s for Outstanding Drama series.

"Homeland" Season 5 premieres Oct. 4 on Showtime.

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