Alex Cary is currently a writer and co-executive producer of Showtime's "Homeland". Full bio/credits below.
Alex Cary is currently a writer and co-executive producer of Showtime’s “Homeland,” which will premiere on 10/2/11. Alex was born and raised in London, spent 7 years in the British Military, and came to Los Angeles fresh from the Gulf War, in search of Harley Davidsons, women, and a new, safer career in the Film Industry. After a few years of writing ad copy and short stories, with moderate to little success, Alex turned to TV writing. In 2005 he wrote 5 original pilots and sold 2, neither of which was made. Since then, he has sold a bunch more pilots, here and in London. In 2007, Alex was staffed on the second season of FX’s “The Riches,” a job which was cut short during the production of the seventh episode (one which he wrote) by the Writer’s strike. This short lived job was not only an introduction into writing and producing TV, it was an opportunity to work very closely with two interesting actors ñ Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver. Almost every day of the writers strike, Alex walked around in circles outside Fox, and was often deployed downtown in the middle of the night to disrupt the shooting of some of his least favorite TV shows. After the strike, in the mad scramble for jobs, Alex was fortunate enough to get staffed on USA’s “In Plain Sight”, where he remained for a season before being hired on the second season of “Lie To Me.” Alex started as a story editor, graduated to executive producer and finally showrunner – all in one season. “Lie to Me” went for a total of three seasons. As of 8/15/11, Alex will start writing his third episode of “Homeland” which stars Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin.