The stars of Emmy-winning espionage drama Homeland spilled some secrets about the upcoming third season during the premiere event, held Monday night at Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
On hand were stars Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin and Mandy Patinkin, who reveals that Danes’ character, bipolar CIA analyst Carrie Mathison, is “reeling”; from guilt over not being able to anticipate the devastating terrorist attack on CIA headquarters that killed hundreds and left Patinkin’s character, Saul Berensen, in charge.
“Saul is in a position of authority and leadership, which we haven’t necessarily seen him assume,”; said Patinkin. “So that puts him in a new light, which is interesting.”;
Although the show was criticized last season for its over-the-top plot lines, Patinkin insisted that the third season is going to be a knockout. “I won’t give you any details,”; he teased. “I will say that, as an actor in it, I have not been disappointed one iota as each script has come to me. I think it is thrilling what these writers are doing. I think they go into new territory that I haven’t imagined. I’m already able to see where some possibilities are existing for season four by what’s happening and I think these writers are as good as they come or have ever been.”;
Baccarin, who plays the beleaguered wife of PoW-turned-terrorist-turned-politician Nicholas Brody (Lewis), revealed that viewers won’t be seeing much of Lewis at the beginning of the season. “Brody, he’s gone,” she said, adding that we’ll “get to see a bit more of the home life without Brody, how they’re picking up the pieces and moving forward…it’s an overall tense journey as it always is, and I think a little deeper and darker than we have been in the last few seasons.”;
The third season of Homeland kicks off on Sunday, Sept. 29 on Super Channel.