Homeland co-stars Damian Lewis, Claire Danes and showrunner Alex Gansa previewed the upcoming third season of the Emmy-winning series during the recent TCA press tour.
Last season, Brody had to make a difficult decision in his life after becoming a primary suspect when a bomb exploded inside his vehicle. With the help of his CIA lover, Carrie, they orchestrated his escape. The plan was to keep Brody’s identity/location in the dark, until Carrie finds the actual culprit of the bombing.
But can Brody maintain his low-profile status? How will Carrie handle another excruciating case as an agent with a bipolar condition?
Below are some highlights/trajectories Homeland fans can look forward to when the show hits our small screens in the fall.
“I’m not Damian,” a buzzed-cut ginger who sure looked like Damian Lewis claimed in the course of dodging a question about his alter ego’s Season 3 status.
Showrunner Alex Gansa said it “would be a betrayal” to specific exactly when disgraced Marine sergeant Nicholas Brody is next seen, though he was OK with it being divulged — as per the first screeners sent to the press — that it does not happen in (spoiler alert) the first two episodes.
When season 3 opens Claire Danes’ character, Carrie, is again OFF her meds.
(“What are ya gonna do?” Claire Danes shrugged) and things are “pretty bleak” in the wake of the CIA bombing and the tragedy’s unusual circumstances (including what Carrie and Saul knew and when they knew it.)
A betrayal had cost Saul and Carrie an estranged relationship.
Cue a Jack Bauer Season 7-style series of appearances before a senate committee, where things are said that perhaps cannot be unsaid. “Carrie does feel betrayal” on Saul’s part, previewed Danes. “But even though they’re estranged from each other [as a result], they’re very deeply connected.”
The CIA is facing a trial and Saul will be making unprecedented decisions.
Gansa said a theme of Season 3 is “the cost that being an intelligence officer exacts on the people in that career. As a result of the attack, the CIA itself is on trial” and as such “Saul has to make some uncharacteristic decisions he’s not used to making”” — and with the fate of his very agency in jeopardy. “He’s actually fearful that he might be the last director of the CIA.”
Back to Israel for filming.
It was revealed that the show will return to film on location in Israel “for the last couple episodes of the season”.
Beware of MORE DEATHS!
Lewis did not take for granted his longevity on the series where no major character is safe. (R.I.P, David Estes.)
“These guys have been trying to kill me since Episode 1,” Lewis remarked. “But you must be ruthless with the story and with characters — so I’m sure there will be more [deaths].”
Source: TV Line
Watch the clip below to know more about season 3: