Showtime sent out synopsis’ for first episodes back on all of their hit scripted programs today. Of course, our intrigue lies with what they have to reveal about the upcoming third season of Homeland premiering Sunday, September 29. The last run of the terror-heavy drama left the audience polarized so we will definitely have to see how they put the train back on the tracks. Two words: “Media Firestorm.”
Homeland Season 3 opens during the aftermath of the horrific terror attack that decimated the U.S. intelligence apparatus, and prompted a global manhunt for the world’s most wanted terrorist – Nick Brody (Damian Lewis). As Carrie (Claire Danes) and Saul (Mandy Patinkin) begin to pick up the pieces of their shattered professional and personal lives, they are swept up in the political and media firestorm surrounding the terror attack and the subsequent search for Brody’s whereabouts. The series also stars Morena Baccarin, Rupert Friend, Jackson Pace and Morgan Saylor. One of Showtime’s top-two rated series (along with DEXTER), Homeland tied for the most wins of any program this year at the Emmy Awards, honored with six wins including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, and Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor in a Drama Series. Additionally,Homeland has been awarded Golden Globe Awards, SAG, Peabody, Television Critics Association, AFI and Critics’ Choice Awards.
The Golden Globes were pretty predictable this year when it came to the awards that mattered. The usual suspects of Christoph Waltz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain all took home awards as well as those behind Argo, Homeland, and Les Miserables. Here is the whole list for those of you who missed the event. One shocker you will notice for sure is Don Cheadle’s victory over Jim Parsons for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on House of Lies. It probably will not result in a huge ratings boost for the show’s second season, but who knows. We will be sure to keep an eye on it. Continue Reading
Kind of a shocker today coming out from Showtime. The network is going to premiere the eighth and probably final season of Dexter three months earlier than originally anticipated so the high-rated drama can lead in a new show starring Liev Schreiber called Ray Donovan. Fans can now look forward to seeing the next new episode of the channel’s top program on June 30 as opposed to the usual late September return date.
Showtime Entertainment President David Nevins spoke on the series’ end and unfortunately it sounds very Breaking Bad-ish. We are getting the sense that the network could super-size the season and split it into two, but that is mere speculation at this time. Continue Reading
No, shooting on season three of Homeland has not yet commenced, but Showtime is plenty proud to tout their runaway success anyway. The domestic terrorism drama will be back on the air next year and now a teaser gives the obvious some official degree of validation. Hit the jump for the view complete with a mash-up of season two footage that attempts to give context for where things are headed. Continue Reading
A week after Homeland usurped Dexter for Showtime’s most-watched program, the serial killer drama took the position right back. Minus the scripted competition from shows like The Walking Dead and Boardwalk Empire which both ended their fall runs last week, Showtime’s 1-2 punch thrived as they each found new series bests. Dexter landed a record 2.6 million viewers which is the most-watched episode for any original content in the network’s history while Homeland bumped up to 2.36 million for its penultimate episode. The season finale airs for each program next week at which point these records are expected to be broken if not rivaled. Click the jump for the official statement courtesy of Showtime. Continue Reading
A sneak preview has been posted online for the second season finale of Homeland airing next weekend. The episode is said to deal with the emotional angles of a relationship between Damian Lewis’ Brody and Claire Danes’ Carrie which is finally free of barriers. What the show’s producers have not explained yet is how that will move back into the thriller aspects of this series and everything seems tied off at the moment to the point of ‘too good to be true.’ Sure, the CIA wants the Congressman assassinated, but the terror cell is now gone and Carrie is at her sanest moment all season long. For Homeland standards, that is definitely peace time. That said, these clips show us nothing in the vein of what will actually be happening in the finale episode if anything does because they focus on dialogue pertaining to the just-mentioned relationship between Carrie and Brody. Continue Reading
Today gives us a fresh look at the second to last episode of the current season of Homeland. The season has been bouncing off the walls with seemingly no direction at all which may or may not be a good thing depending on the audience’s affinity for predictability. At least the preview clips for next week’s outing has been able to provide some insight into where things are headed including some information on the manhunt for Abu Nazir (Navid Negahban.) Hit the jump for information on that end, but be warned that these are spoilers. Continue Reading
Damian Lewis is making the rounds before the season’s conclusion of Homeland. The actor took to Ellen and Jimmy Kimmel yesterday to talk about his Emmy-winning role, so we cannot help but watch hoping for a shred of insight into the direction of this nonlinear story about a domestic terrorist who may or may not have become a double agent. We already saw the Ellen appearance, so here is the one from Kimmel. Continue Reading
Damian Lewis took to Ellen this week to chat about his hit drama Homeland. The actor naturally failed to provide specifics going forward with the show, but he did suggest a main character could be killed off fairly soon which is not a stretch by any means. Check out the interview to hear Lewis talk about how he used to think he was famous as well as the box full of global panties that showed up at his door thanks to his fan club. Continue Reading
This past weekend’s edition of Homeland had a lot of talk about who Peter Quinn might actually be working for which turned out to be the infamous Dar Adal…whom we have never heard of until now. The episode gave audiences a first look at the figure thanks to a tail they put on the ‘analyst,’ leading us to now question who this guy actually is. Thankfully, the advance clips for next week’s episode give us a scene of him talking one-on-one with Saul Berenson where Carrie Mathison’s mentor tries to figure out why CIA Director David Estes would put one of Adal’s guys on an intelligence team. We found out yesterday it was because the game plan was to have Quinn kill off Nicolas Brody once he led the CIA to Abu Nazir. Continue Reading
With Brody (Damian Lewis) now taken in the middle of nowhere to meet his former terrorist employer, Homeland is just as shady as we have grown to expect. Next week’s outing will no doubt feature some grain of closure, but for now the CIA is completely in the dark and they have no choice but to bring in their asset’s family to protect them. That is shown in the following clips for the coming episode which will air on November 25th, the ninth of the series’ sophomore season, under the title Two Hats. Continue Reading
In last night’s episode of Homeland, the kids finally fessed up to their hit and run which had huge ramifications on the bigger picture. While Brody (Damian Lewis) wants to be a good person and do the right thing, the CIA would not let him tell the police because it could blow his cover–something that definitely would not go down well with his wife (Morena Baccarin.) What you are about to see is a clip where shit hits the fan between the two complete with a Brody freak out. Continue Reading
We knew that Saturday Night Live had a fondness for Homeland after their subtle jab at how white people missing the show might have been the worst thing about Hurricane Sandy, but this was completely unexpected. The sketch comedy series did a full-blown bit on last night’s program complete with Anne Hathaway as a crazy/unstable Carrie Mathison, a part played normally by the brilliant Claire Danes. Additional roles went to Bill Hader (Saul Berenson,) Kenan Thompson (David Estes,) Nasim Pedrad (Dana,) and Taran Killam (Nicholas Brody.) Continue Reading