'Homeland' returns for its third season next month, and a new poster insists that you start picking sides now.
"PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE" is the tagline for the season's key art, which sees the faces of Carrie Matheson (Claire Danes), Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), and Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) superimposed across the American flag.
The poster implies that Carrie will be pulled between the two men in her life: father figure Saul (also the newly appointed head of the C.I.A.) and her lover Brody (a fugitive on the run after being framed for a bombing that killed many of Washington's elite). Saul will no doubt be hunting Brody, who has quickly become the most wanted man in the world, and he'll almost certainly encounter resistence from Carrie, who knows (unprovably) that Brody didn't do it. It's just like the show's first season, except this time no one will believe Carrie as she tries to prove Brody's innocence.
What I like most about this poster, though, is the prominence of Patinkin's Saul. Previous seasons' posters have placed the focus solely on Carrie and Brody, so it's nice to see Saul getting some (much deserved) face time on the new season's poster -- and, presumably, even greater prominence in the actual series.
In any case, I'm definitely excited to see the next season of 'Homeland.' What about you?
You can check out the full poster below.
'Homeland' season 3 premieres Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9/8c on Showtime.