["Homeland" Season 3 spoilers ahead!]
“Homeland” is officially almost back, and with it a blank slate after the show killed off one of its two leads, Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), at the end of last year.
It’s a widely accepted feeling that Brody’s presence on the show became unrealistic after everyone learned of his treachery — and his family’s problems became burdensome as the plot line continued to drag — so we’re thrilled-slash-cautiously optimistic at the prospect of Carrie Matheson (Claire Danes) starting anew.
“It hasn’t been a 14-year war we’ve been waging, but a one-year war, waged 14 times,” a tired Saul (Mandy Patinkin) voice-overs as Carrie takes on a new field position in the Middle East (the fourth season is set in Islamabad and Kabul).
In addition to the dangerous new setting, the trailer also reveals a first look at Carrie and Brody’s baby, a peek at Corey Stoll as the CIA station chief in Pakistan, and footage of Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) having what appears to be some sort of alcohol-fueled meltdown.
“Homeland” returns with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, October 5.