Showtime's 'Homeland' Adds Michael Cuesta

The director will serve as an executive producer on the Claire Danes CIA thriller.

Showtime is staying in business with director Michael Cuesta, adding the helmer as an executive producer on its CIA drama Homeland, the cable network confirmed.

Cuesta, who directed the pilot, joins writer-producers Chip Johannessen (Dexter), Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa (24) and Gideon Raff, who created the Israeli series Prisoners of War, on which Homeland is based.

Cuesta last directed the pilot for CBS' Blue Bloods as well as a 2009 installment of HBO's True Blood. He served as co-executive producer on Dexter in 2006, when he directed five episodes of the Michael C. Hall drama.

Homeland stars Claire Danes as a CIA agent investigating the circumstances of the rescue of a U.S. soldier (Damian Lewis) missing in Iraq and presumed dead. Mandy Patinkin co-stars as a veteran CIA division chief and Danes' superior officer.

Production on the hourlong drama resumes in the summer.

Cuesta is repped by WME.