Alex Gansa
Gansa at the 2015 PaleyFest
Notable workHomeland

Alex Gansa is a screenwriter and producer best known as the creator, executive producer and showrunner of the Showtime series Homeland, based on the original Israeli series Prisoners of War created by Gideon Raff.

He produced and wrote a number of scripts for the Beauty and the Beast television series. Previously he worked as a writer and supervising producer on The X-Files in its first two seasons, and on Dawson's Creek in its third season. After that he was involved with the short-lived series Wolf Lake, a series focusing on a group of werewolves in North West America, as an executive producer and a writer. Gansa was also involved in the TV series Numb3rs and HBO's Entourage.

More recently[when?] he joined the writing crew of 24 for its seventh season.[1] Gansa is also one of the co-creators and showrunner of Homeland, a 2011 series for Showtime.[2]

In 2012, he was nominated and won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for writing the "Pilot" of Homeland, also winning an Emmy for Best Drama Series.[3]


  1. ^ "Fall Network TV Preview: ABC, CBS, FOX". 2007-09-10. Archived from the original on 2007-10-12.
  2. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (September 17, 2011). "Gordon, Gansa turn to 'Homeland'". Variety. Archived from the original on 9 November 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
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