Homeland Hopes to "Come Back Strong" in Season 4, Releases New Trailer, Key Art, Promo PHOTOS
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in Homeland Season 4 (Cr: Showtime)
The Emmy-winning drama, which ended Season 3 with Carrie (Claire Danes) pregnant with (the executed) Brody's child just as she was promoted to a position overseas, was met with very mixed reaction from both fans and critics.
(And yet, the just-released new trailer for Season 4 of Homeland has already garnered nearly one-half a million views! I don't think people have given up on Homeland quite yet.)
"I don't know how you can look at the last six or seven episodes that we did last season and not say that Homeland is one of the best shows on television," co-creator and executive producer Alex Gansa told reporters at the Television Critics Association's fall previews on Friday. "The criticism hurt, the lack of an Emmy nomination hurt, but we're going to come back strong and try to get to the mountaintop again."
Season 4 of the Showtime series, which premieres Sunday, Oct. 5 at 9/8c, will pick up with Carrie on the front lines of the Middle East.
Shown (L to R): Mandy Patinkin, Nazanin Boniadi, Claire Danes, Rupert Friend
I think is is telling that this scene is comprised solely some of the featured actors from season 3.
It is logical that this would be, given that half of the Carrie and Brody entanglement is no more. The Homeland audience is assured that these characters remain to continue telling the story.*
*"I do think the show is about the private and public costs of keeping America safe," Gansa said when asked about the show's identity in the wake of Brody's death. "That's the overarching theme of the season."
Although Carrie will have her hands full professionally, her life will have changed significantly personally as well after the birth of her child.
"She's got a period of grieving to do in coming to terms with what happened at the end of last season and clearly that's represented and identified by the child that she had," Gansa said. "The baby exists as a marker for her emotionally."
A quick glance of the newborn can be seen in the trailer below, but it's unclear how much motherhood will play a role in Carrie's day-to-day life while overseas.
"The place that she's in now is a place where you cannot have dependents, so she was forced to leave the child at home," Gansa said.
Carrie's new assignment, this season's new characters (including Life of Pi's Suraj Sharma and House of Cards' Corey Stoll) and the death of Brody, will make it easy for new viewers to hooked on the drama.
"I think you could drop in and enjoy it as a new show," executive producer Meredith Stiehm stated.
Watch the new trailer for Season 4 of Homeland here:
Published on Jul 18, 2014
Homeland season 4 premieres Sunday, October 5th at 9PM ET/PT
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