An episode of a TV series leaking online is an everyday occurrence. It happening to a high profile series almost a full month before it goes to air? That's not as common.
The third season premiere of Showtime's popular "Homeland" went online earlier today, almost four weeks out from its scheduled September 29th air date.
This isn't a blurry disc leak either as high quality, 720p HD versions of the episode are currently all over the various bit torrent sites.
It is, however, missing some special effects which has led to the suggestion it's a leaked copy of the TCA screener handed out to critics back in July.
Showtime has declined comment.