Following its much talked-about and critically-lauded Season 3 finale, Golden-Globe winning American drama series Homeland returns for its fourth outing this Autumn. Although many fans may well be questioning the show’s ability to continue following the death of its lead character in last year’s finale, show-runners Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa seem confident that Homeland’s fourth season will be just as fresh and exciting as its previous efforts, shifting production away from the USA almost completely.
The dramatic change of scenery comes as part of Gordon and Gansa’s big new plans for re-booting the series in the wake of Damien Lewis’ departure, with Season 4 finding Claire Danes’ bipolar CIA officer Carrie Mathison now relocated to a far more dangerous intelligence station in the Middle East. Previous series regulars Rupert Friend and Mandy Patinkin rejoin Danes, with House of Cards’ Corey Stoll and Life of Pi star Suraj Sharma also joining the cast in recurring roles.
There’s still no word yet on whether or not Homeland will ever actually return to its homeland, but with many of the well-tied conclusions from Season 3 now apparently being un-done, the fourth season looks to be its most bonkers outing yet. Expect just as many relentless chase sequences, twisted interrogation stand-offs and sudden mental outbursts as before, and with a young baby now supposedly somewhere within the mix, things may even get a little sillier. I guess realism isn’t really a concern any more.
Homeland will be broadcast on Channel 4 this Autumn.