Showtime has just dropped the the first look trailer for Homeland’s eagerly awaited fourth season and judging by the promo, it looks like things are starting to get back to the Homeland we knew and loved.
Well sort of.
Let’s not forget now that shocking season three finale which saw Brody (Damian Lewis) hanged while Carrie (Claire Danes) looked on in horror, unable to save the man she loves, so obviously, there’ll be no Brody this time round!
Check out the trailer below.
As you can see, Carrie is back at work with the CIA but you’re also probably wondering about her being pregnant and all right?
Showrunner Alex Gansa revealed to Entertainment Weeklyrecently that Season 4 picks up six months after we left off. Carrie has had the baby, but they’d “rather not give away where the kid is, but … one of the reasons [Carrie has] found herself in Afghanistan and Pakistan is it’s a place where you’re disallowed from bringing a dependent.”
One can only assume Carrie’s sister may have taken to looking after the baby while Carrie is off in Afghanistan doing what she does best.
Are you excited about Homeland’s return? Will it be the same without Brody and his relationship with Carrie? Sound off in the comments below!
Homeland Season 4 premieres October 5 on Showtime with Channel 10 expected to fast-track shortly thereafter!
Check out the bits and pieces of interesting news from the world of television below in my TV Roundup!
Renewed: USA network Showtime have renewed thriller Homeland (airing Monday nights on Channel 10) for a fourth season! It’s no surprise with the show creating some of the biggest character and story line talk this year (I’m talking about you Dana Brody) but will be interesting to see who comes back if the rumors that Damien Lewis has been attached to a new show are true or not. Showtime also gave it’s newest drama Masters Of Sex (airing on SBS) an early second season pick-up.
I’m Back!: Jane Hall is coming back to Neighbors! It may only be in a short guest stint and won’t be seen until next year, but we can only imagine why her character Rebecca is returning to Ramsay Street! You’ll remember, she tried to kill her husband Paul Robinson when we saw her last!
Actress Nadia Dajani confirmed with TVNOW this afternoon that she will be back for the second season of FOX8’s The Carrie Diaries as Tom Bradshaw’s girlfriend Deb and will be appearing in three episodes.
Also possibly back – Body Of Proof starring Dana Delaney. The ABC network in America cancelled the medical/police drama earlier this year but may already be regretting it’s decision. New shows Betrayal (which is god awful) and Once Upon a Time– two shows filling the old time-slot, have been rating extremely poorly (making up about half the audience Body Of Proof used to bring to the network). There’s still no official word, or who will actually make the return.
New Aussie Drama: Channel 7 announced it’s 2014 line-up announcing that TV favorite Rebecca Gibney will be making her return to series television after the end of Packed to the Rafters. In a show which feels very similar to that of UK drama The Fall and starring Gillian Anderson, Gibney will be seen in The Killing Field as the head of a special police task force sent to a small country town to investigate a shocking crime. The team must delve into the closed lives of a seemingly quaint hamlet in order to find and outwit a killer.
Channel 7 also announced it has picked up one of my favorite new comedies – The Goldberg’s set for airing next year!
Ratings Hit: It was a massive night for the ABC last night with The Gruen Planet nabbing over one million viewers while Ja’mie: Private School Girl grabbed 925k viewers. Overall, last night showed lower than normal viewing numbers with only three shows hitting that all important one million viewer mark.
On the opposite scale, in America, Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D continues to drop in ratings with the latest episode hitting an all time low of 8.6 million viewers.
On Hold: NBC have put comedy Parks and Recreation on hiatus. The show will still air four remaining episodes (in two lots of back-to-back runnings) in November and then returning in Jan 2014. Season six will also see regulars Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe both depart the show. Word has it, the hiatus was put in place to try and help bolster ratings for sinking comedy Sean Saves the World.
Spin-Off Mixed Results: ABC Family drama Pretty Little Liars’ annual Halloween episode once again drew remarkable ratings and topped as the number one viewed program in key demographics. The episode also made way for the new spin-off Ravenswood which drew mixed reviews from fans. While it rated well, fans took to social media giving mixed opinions of the new show.
I’m just going to put it out there…When you have a show focused on terrorism, counter intelligence and the C.I.A and the one character that seems to annoy almost every viewer is the teenage daughter of one of the main characters, you know, as a writer, you must be doing something wrong.
Homeland had it’s third season episode two last night on channel 10, and just a heads up, for all the Dana Brody haters out there, there’s a lot more of her coming, and you’re not going to like it. We’re beginning to wonder why a side character such as Dana Brody is being given so much screen time and literally her own feature story-line (a suicide attempt between seasons two and three) compared to other characters like Brody’s wife Jessica (Morena Baccarin) or even lead character Nicholas Brody (Damien Lewis) himself, who is still rather absent even in this second episode.
Between Carrie Mathison’s (Claire Danes) constant tears and Dana’s moody and angsty attitude, there’s not much left in between to counter the two and suddenly Homeland is beginning to feel like a teenage drama that no one wants to watch.
Apparently the decision to focus more on the Brody family more prominently- while leaving viewers in the dark about the whereabouts of Damien Brody was a conscious one for the creators.
‘There are all these families that are the victims of somebody in the family doing an act of violence. Whether it’s Sandy Hook, whether it’s Columbine, the Boston Marathon bombers, these people all have families who suffer the consequences of these psychopathic actions,’ show-runner Alex Ganza told New York Magazine. ‘It was interesting to think about what would happen to the Brody family.’
Homeland airs Monday nights, 8:30pm on Channel 10.