Homeland Plot to Be Extended on Audible.com

Tony Maglio:

A free, downloadable original half-hour audio “Homeland” episode — performed by star Damian Lewis as his congressman-turned-fugitive character — will be available on Audible.com following the show’s episode this Sunday.

The audio story will “tie into important plot lines developed during the first few episodes of the new season,” Twentieth Century Fox and Audible said on Friday, announcing the project.

This is an interesting way to use various forms of technology to tie a single story together. Homeland is a compelling story, so I am looking forward to downloading it. I would have loved to see something like this for Breaking Bad. Shows with shorter seasons (8-12 episodes) have an opportunity to expand the stories of various characters for a fraction of the cost of a single episode.