After another trulyÂ shocking installment last night, Homeland has officially been renewed for a thirdÂ season byÂ Showtime. The drama, which follows Emmy winners Claire Danes and Damian LewisÂ as former CIA agent Carrie Mathison and Congressman Nicholas Brody, will begin production in theÂ spring for another run of 12 episodes next fall. It will again be following Dexter on theÂ schedule, as theÂ serial killer drama was renewed for two additionalÂ seasons last winter.
There was never any doubt that Homeland would be getting a third seasonÂ pick-up from the network. TheÂ show has increased in the ratings thisÂ season following marathons, the DVD/Blu-ray release, and the exposure it garnered in taking homeÂ six Emmys recently. With critical buzz yet to waiver and commercialÂ success continuing to flourish, it’s become a major player not only forÂ Showtime, not only during awardÂ season, but for the television industry as a whole.
Homeland began thisÂ season with Carrie on the mend from her breakdown at the end of the firstÂ season, while Brody had a flourishing political career to manage. However, once the former CIA officer was requested on a mission to Beirut, her quiet life was turned upside down once again, all disguises, close calls with dangerous men, and bullets whizzing by her head. Carrie lives for being in the fold at the CIA, to always be working on a plan of attack, but canÂ she keep herself together this time? Or, with Brody now in custody as of the most recent episode, willÂ she finally find a little peace of mind amid all the madness?
In addition to Danes and Lewis, HomelandÂ stars Mandy Patinkin, Morena Baccarin, and David Harewood.
Homeland airsÂ Sundays at 10:00 onÂ Showtime. You can check out the TVOvermind Homeland discussion forum here.
How do you think theÂ secondÂ season of Homeland is going thus far? Is it better than, worse than, or about theÂ same quality asÂ season one? What kind of ending do you think theÂ show will have thisÂ season?