After a somewhat ludicrous, albeit awesome, season 2 finale, we’ve all have been wondering how Homeland was going to stretch the somewhat short premise for another season. Well, the trailer does a damn good job of hinting at it, while staying somewhat far away from spoiler territory. The basic gist seems to be that Brody (Damian Lewis) is on the run from a global manhunt by the US Government, meanwhile an internal investigation is going on in the US, possibly retreading the past years, thus involving Saul (Mandy Patinkin), the new Director of the CIA, and Carrie (Claire Danes). Check out the trailer below.
This premise is the only logically place the show could’ve gone following last season, but with this concept we lose the up close tension of Brody on US soil and whether he has a mastermind terrorist plan in his mind at any moment. Also, the family dynamic, which has been somewhat hammered into the ground, can’t be as big a part to Brody as he’s not with them. That said, the trailer does a great job of setting up the dire tone that is needed following, SEASON 2 SPOILER, a terrorist bombing killing hundreds of US officials that may or may not have been done by the shows main character. Yeah, not exactly a time for big hugs and kisses. Lastly, that final shot between Carrie and Saul was tremendous, the framing of her head turned around as she’s about to tear up, Saul right up beside her, AHHHH, it was perfect, and it’s moments like that make me more and more excited for what’s to come in the third season of Homeland.
Homeland Season 3 premieres September 29.