Earlier this week, news broke of Claire Danes’ recent pregnancy that most people really could care less about, but a topic of conversation did proliferate on the matter regarding to Showtime’s Homeland. Is this yet another case of a writing staff that will be faced with creatively writing in a pregnancy? The short answer is no; however, there is a reason why so keep reading if this interests you.
The series is currently shooting its second season to air beginning September 30 which means that production is about to wrap and the heart of the actress’ pregnancy will arrive during the show’s off-season. This is being seen as careful planning by Danes (or dumb luck, but we will not speculate on an actress’ personal life here) who plays a central role in the popular drama. Her character is that of bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison–a role that recently won the actress critical accolades and award recognition in the form of a Golden Globe.
It looks very unlikely that Carrie Mathison will endure a pregnancy in the near future contrary to what some have suggested (that she may be carrying Brody’s baby,) but of course this is Homeland so fans should be prepared for anything including a surprise pregnancy. The takeaway though is that there is absolutely no version of this scenario that obligates the award-winning drama’s producers to have shoot around a baby bump as season three probably will not begin shooting until well after the kid is born.
I guess this means no ‘Claire Danes gets depressed and fat’ story line similar to what Mad Men did for January Jones.