SPOILERS AHEAD FOR SECOND SEASON
Showtime’s “Homeland” will undergo a minor reboot later this year in the wake of the events of the second season finale. Producer Howard Gordon says “it is a little bit of a reset, it is really promising at the same time.”
After universal acclaim for its first season, the second season of the series has met a more divisive reaction. The most common complaints were leveled at the frequently pointless hit-and-run storyline involving Brody’s daughter Dana, and some dubious plot twists that felt more akin to the wild shenanigans of “24” than the grounded reality of the first season.
Some changes this past season though were well-regarded, such as the successful addition of Rupert Friend’s Quinn character. Gordon says he is keen to introduce new characters and plot points for a third season that will be smaller in scale. The producer compares future episodes to the works of classic Cold War espionage author John le Carre (“Tinker Tailor Solider Spy,” “The Spy Who Came In From The Cold”)
He also answered the big question – will Damian Lewis return? “He’s alive so of course he’ll be back. One of the great challenges of next [season] is how he’ll be back. But there’s no doubt that he will be back.”