We aren’t going to be privy to the weekly craziness of Carrie Mathison, played by Claire Danes in Showtime’s hit series, ‘Homeland,’ until October 5th. We do get a sneak peak into the new season, however, now that the trailer for Season 4 has been released. You can see it here.
The new season will take us to Pakistan, where Carrie is now based, following last season’s devastating loss of Brody (played by Damien Lewis). The executive producers, Alex Gansa, Alex Cary and Meredith Stiehm give us an indication of what we can expect out of the season.
Though Season 4 will show Carrie coping with the emotional aftermath of the death of Brody, she won’t be on the brink of a mental breakdown due to her bipolar disorder as she has been in seasons past.
“Emotionally, she has stabilized,” Stiehm says. “She’s going into this season very steady. There are some people who are so talented that you forgive past deeds and erratic behavior. I think Carrie Mathison is one of those people.”
Now that Brody is gone, the new identity of “Homeland” is a show that will explore the lives of those left behind once America pulls out of countries in the Middle East. “The show is about the private and public costs of keeping America safe,” Gansa says.
“We put a character at the center of that — a compelling character, hopefully, in Carrie Mathison — to really identify the personal costs of the journey. But there also is a national cost to our policies, in Afghanistan and Pakistan specifically,” he continues. “That’s the story we’re going to explore this season. It’s got some juice to it.”
I’m so excited. I have to say – I was left a little underwhelmed with the Season 3 finale- and was concerned about where the show would go from there… but I’ve missed the show and am ready for the next chapter in Carrie’s crazy life.
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Posted Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 at 1:13pm
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