Homeland's second season might not have lived up to the expectations set by its first, but it was still plenty shocking. The season 2 finale, for example, featured a jaw-dropping twist as Brody (Damian Lewis) was blamed for an unexpected bombing which killed several major characters and left the nation reeling. But with Abu Nazir -- the terrorist mastermind who was apparently responsible -- dead, where does the series go from here?
As it turns out, it gets a bigger scale. At least, that's what Alex Gansa, one of Homeland's showrunners, revealed on "This Week with George Stephanopoulous." It looks like one country was backing Abu Nazir, causing an entirely new set of problems for the already shaken C.I.A.
"The issue in this season is, what happens if it were learned that a major attack on the United States was sponsored by a state? These are the big concerns that we're going to deal with in the first sweep of episodes," Gansa said. It's a terrifying prospect that Saul (Mandy Patinkin) will likely have to deal with in season 3.
As for Carrie (Claire Danes), her concern is of course with clearing Brody's name. "And then there's the big question about where Brody is," Gansa continued. "Does anybody know that Carrie helped him get out of the country? And will they ever see each other again?"
We're gonna bet a solid 'yes' on that last question, but the rest of season 3 is wide open. Where will the series go from here? This kind of uncertainty is actually kind of exciting.
Homeland season 3 premieres Sunday, September 29 at 9/8c.