Showtime Renews ‘Homeland’ For Third Season

The premium network’s signature series will return in 2013, but will the cast remain intact?

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Last month, Showtime shocked Hollywood when “Homeland” took the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama ahead of significantly increased ratings for “Homeland’s” second season premiere.

There’s really only one outcome from that.

Showtime has officially renewed “Homeland” for a third season of 12 episodes. ”Homeland” was inspired by the Israeli TV series “Prisoners of War” and developed by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon. The series stars Claire Danes as former CIA operative, Carrie Mathison and Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody, a formerly captured Marine turned terrorist mole. Both Danes and Lewis also won Emmy Awards for their respective roles.

Showtime’s President of Entertainment, David Nevins released a statement that said “The Emmy wins for ‘Homeland’ have certainly set the stage for a great second season. The writers, cast and crew of ‘Homeland’ continue to create a remarkably entertaining and suspenseful roller coaster ride, growing audiences week after week.”

“We can't wait for our viewers to experience what unfolds through the rest of season two,” coninued Nevins. “Our partners at Fox 21 have been tremendous, and we are thrilled to begin the planning for ‘Homeland's’ third season."

While it seems likely that Danes will reprise her part in the third season, the fate of Lewis’ Brody seems murky after the first few episodes of the second season. The rapid movement of the current storyline has made it very difficult to predict what will happen this season on “Homeland.” Predicting the story events of “Homeland” season 3 seems almost impossible at this point in time.

"Homeland" season 3 is expected to begin production in Spring 2013.


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