'Homeland' executive producer Henry Bromell dies
March 20th, 2013
10:44 AM ET

'Homeland' executive producer Henry Bromell dies

Television producer and writer Henry Bromell, who was part of the team that picked up an Emmy for Showtime's "Homeland", has died, CNN's confirmed.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Bromell passed away Monday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 65.

A TV veteran, Bromell is credited with writing, directing and executive producing a number of programs throughout his career, which spans more than two decades. The Times notes that Bromell's background as a novelist and short story writer "brought a literary quality" to his small-screen work.

In addition to Showtime's addictive series about a bipolar CIA agent and a duplicitous war vet, Bromell has worked on "Northern Exposure," "I'll Fly Away," "Chicago Hope," "Rubicon" and "Brotherhood."

"We are deeply saddened at the loss of our dear friend Henry Bromell, who has been a part of the Showtime family for over a decade," the network told CNN in a statement. "Henry was an immensely talented and prolific writer, director and showrunner, and his work on 'Brotherhood' and 'Homeland' was nothing short of brilliant. His passion, warmth, humor and generosity will be greatly missed. Our hearts and thoughts go out to his wife and family."

According to Deadline, Bromell had personal experience to pull from for his work on "Homeland," as his father worked for the CIA. His script work on the season two episode "Q&A," which featured an intense interrogation, set a record for viewership, the industry website says.

In a statement, "Homeland" executive producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon described Bromell as a “profoundly decent and generous man,” as well as a "great writer and a great friend."

"No matter how crazy things got, when he was in the room, you knew everything was going to be okay," their statement continued. "Everybody here at 'Homeland' is grieving, and we will miss him beyond words.”

soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. JS

    UCLA Santa Monica, not St. John's.

    March 21, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. DOM


    March 21, 2013 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. 1SecondWasEnough

    Less talk more swiff.

    March 21, 2013 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. what does your house look like peace?

    is it big or small?

    March 20, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Peace ✌

    I always liked Northern Exposure. That's too bad. RIP

    March 20, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. What am i wearing tonight...


    March 20, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Just curious...is he involved...

    just yes or no ...

    March 20, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Apollo

    65? Damn. Just damn.

    March 20, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. T.

    called the house and hung up....

    March 20, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. DontBeAfraid

    but who killed him? CIA ?

    March 20, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |

    they are going too be friends like or not....and you can ID all you want and hang up all you want...

    the 2 like each other now go away...you don't even know who i am talking too

    March 20, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. How would you know who i am taking too?

    this is a blog...mind your business...

    March 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. PERRY S


    March 20, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Chomper

    u will see...help spread the word new time 9:30.

    March 20, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Snugglies

    i need to check what is up.....

    March 20, 2013 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Snugglies

    i need to check wuz up

    March 20, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Different time

    than 8:30. everyone meet at 9:30 now. something is going down...

    March 20, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Meet

    Snuggly and wuggly

    March 20, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  19. hey

    where is denim..

    March 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Dave

    Is it just me or does this article not say what he died from?

    March 20, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marcus

      It was in lots of the papers. He was swimming off the coast and got attacked by a shark. Poor guy.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • andrew

      It was a heart, not a shark. He was attacked by a heart.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      My thoughts exactly who writes a story about someone dying but doesn't address the how, even if it's unknown.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • pointless1

      Guy died, unless you knew him personally what does the "how" matter?

      March 20, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      @ Pointless1, using that logic, then why is this even a story. 99% + of the world didn't know this person personally, so why even write it at all? but if you are gonna write a story be complete about it.

      March 20, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • jon

      I agree, why can't they just say what they died from, that's what I want to know. So I did research and it was a heart attack.

      March 20, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Erlich

    Did you know Denzel Washington was on St Elsewhere? Also Mark Harmon, David Morse, Stephen Furst, Terrance Knox, etc. Many big named stars got their start on the drama. It was one if the best shows ever.

    March 20, 2013 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  22. Tom

    St Elsewhere was a GREAT show. Ed Begley Jr, Howie Mandell, David Morse, Cynthia Sikes. It was incredibly good.

    March 20, 2013 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  23. LR

    What a talent! He'll be missed.

    March 20, 2013 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  24. scmtns

    Chicago Hope was a great show, and the original hospital drama. It was far better than ER ever was.

    March 20, 2013 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  25. SmarterthanU

    Great show. RIP

    March 20, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |

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