CIA agent Carrie set for new lows in third series of Homeland
Claire Danes character Carrie in Homeland will plunge into new depths of depression in the highly anticipated new series, the actress has revealed.
"It's pretty bleak in the beginning. She's gone off her meds for all sorts of reasons, which she believes strongly in," she said.
Carrie is always sitting on her own personal ticking bomb, and it's just an impossible dilemma."
New mum Claire says she had to endure a balancing act between working and caring for her baby boy Cyrus.
She said: “I’m figuring it out as we go along. I guess I was so in my cosy mommy bubble and so anxious about returning to work that I had all sorts of exaggerated fears.
“One was ‘What if I never want to work again?’ But I do and it’s been great. The material is very, very dark and it’s so nice to come home and be jarred out of that by this buoyant bubbleball.”
Fans of the US drama were left with a cliff hanger after Brody disappeared into hiding at the end of the last season.
The show’s producer Alex Gansa said the character will return but his role will have to be scaled down.
He is the most wanted man on the planet. By definition, he’s going to be hiding somewhere. And if he’s hiding, that limits what he can do," he said at Summer Television Critics Association tour
"There was still more story to tell between Carrie and Brody. I have no regrets about that. We’ll always sacrifice a degree of believability in order to put two characters together in a dramatic way."
"Brody is on the lam, he's disappeared into a network," Lewis said at a Television Critics Association press tour.
"I think when you do see Brody, what state will he be in? Is he swanning around a yacht on the Cote d'Azur with a bevy of Russian beauties - which I pitched? Is he hidden away? Is he lost? When you do see him, I hope it will be interesting."
The third series is expected to return by the end of the year.
Spoiler alert: Look away now if you don’t want to know but below we have brought together all the snippets that have been revealed about the third series of Homeland and a very distinct picture is starting to emerge. The show which is due to air at the end of the year left viewers on tenterhooks as we watched Brody vanish into hiding and become America’s most wanted man.
In Pictures: 10 Things we know about Homeland series three