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    Homeland

    Homeland
    The highly-anticipated third season of Showtime’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning hit series returns to Channel 4 on Sunday, October 6, a week after its US premiere.

    It’s no Grand Theft Auto V launch, but Homeland is back and more than a few were eagerly looking forward to it, even more given last season’s shocking finale. The acclaimed psychological drama, based on Israeli series Prisoners of War, revolves around troubled CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) and supposed war hero turned Al Qaeda terrorist Sergeant Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), and is set to be as thrilling as always this year, although a bit different, as producer Bert Salke recently billed the new season as “Homeland 2.0”. He claimed that viewers can expect a “more emotional” show and promised “definitive answers.”

    After a massive terrorist attack on CIA headquarters, Brody is flagged as the prime suspect, so unfortunately Lewis is expected to play a reduced role in the Showtime thriller’s new run as his character is on the run. His and Danes’ brilliant performances have been key to the show’s high quality and success, but do not panic, a shaven-headed Nick Brody is still going to be around, intensively, and the Brody family, beloved Saul (Mandy Patinkin) and enigmatic Quinn (Rupert Friend) are going to step forward in this season, which, according to Salke, will come with “bigger developments character-wise”. There’s going to be a bunch of new characters as well, with additions to the cast such as Martin Donovan (Boss), Sam Underwood (Dexter), Shaun Toub (Iron Man), William Abadie (Gossip Girl) and Amy Morton (Up in the Air).

    With two Golden Globe awards and an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series already under its belt, Homeland gained even more credit
    last month, with Claire Danes taking home the Leading Actress in a Drama Series’ accolade for the second year running, A lot of praise from critics and audience alike is what Homeland has raised so far, which can be translated into high expectation that may turn into higher chances of disappointment as it faces a challenging season this year. Be that as it may, the new season is expected to hold a great deal of conflict, tension and heartbreak as it gives closure to some of the cable drama’s unanswered questions and paves the way for a fourth run.

    ORIOL BOSCH ||


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