In many ways the new season of Showtime’s Homeland will be a re-boot to the popular espionage series. (Spoiler Alert) The loss of Brody at the end of last season opens up Claire Danes’ Carrie to a whole new world. Showtime is looking to capitalize on the new look Carrie with a two hour season premiere slated for October 5th. Here’s how EW.com reported the news.
The network announced that it will air the first two episodes of the CIA thriller’s fourth season on Oct. 5, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Set in Islamabad and Kabul, the new batch of episodes will feature several new faces, including Suraj Sharma, who plays a Pakistani medical student whom Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) encounters, Laila Robins as the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, and Corey Stoll as the CIA chief of station in Pakistan.
As fans of House of Cards and The Strain know, Corey Stoll should be a perfect foil for Carrie during the new season. He can easily match her levels of intensity. The new season of Homeland looks to prove that the show can exist without the Carrie/Brody relationship as the anchor. The real magic of the show remains the dynamic between Carrie and Saul. As long as the show keeps those two front and center the re-boot of Homeland looks to be on the right track.