Israeli actor Oshri Cohen was cast to play a character on the fifth season of the American smash hit TV series “Homeland,” which Forbes reports draws on average 1.66 million viewers per episode.
It was not immediately clear which character Cohen would play, but sources in the show’s production said that apart from his skills, the Israeli actor was also selected due to his Middle Eastern look and rugged features, the Walla news site reported.
Showtime’s “Homeland” is based on the Israeli show “Hatufim,” created by Gideon Raff, who is also an executive producer of the American show.
The American version of the show has garnered numerous Golden Globe awards and several Emmys.
The fifth season was being filmed primarily in Berlin and is to air starting in October.