Liars all over London will be revealed this Thursday when a Pop-up Lie Detector opens for one day only, inspired by the hit US drama Homeland.
‘Homeland Security’ will open on 11 Whitcomb St, near Trafalgar Square, recreating the CIA interrogation rooms featured in Homeland Season 2, ahead of its release on Blu-ray and DVD on 23rd September. The pop-up lie detector test will be operated by professional examiner Richard Martinez from Expedite Detective Agency, with intimidating former SAS interrogator Dave Thomas leading the interrogations, creating the most authentic conditions.
The lie detector will occupy a large shop front, with a two-way mirror effect and speakers broadcasting the interrogations to those watching from the street. Each exam will take fifteen minutes and will be a combination of pre-selected questions along with those tailored around each participant.
The event has been organised to coincide with the release of Homeland Season 2 on Blu-ray and DVD, starring Damian Lewis and Claire Danes. The lie detector features prominently in the nail-biting thriller, with Lewis’ character Brody among those managing to manipulate it with shocking consequences.
Over the course of the day people from different professions notorious for their creativity with the truth will take the test, such as lawyers, estate agents, politicians and reality TV stars.
A spokesperson from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, organisers of the unique event, said: “Homeland totally grips viewers with its addictive search for the truth, based around the character of former US Marine Sergeant Agent Brody, whose relentlessly ambiguous character kept audiences guessing throughout Season 2.
“The Pop-up Lie Detector brings this theme to life and we hope that liars all over London will take the test and put themselves in Brody’s shoes!”
Between 10am and 4pm on Thursday 19th September members of the public will have the opportunity to nominate their colleagues, partners, friends and enemies for the test. Everyone brave enough to take the test will go home with a copy of Homeland Season 2 on Blu-ray to see the master Brody at work!