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Homeland second season to commence half a year on from first


Story by Jack Foley

ALEX Gansa, executive producer of Homeland, has revealed that the second season of the show will commence half a year on from the events of the first.

Hence, the lives of CIA analyst Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) and Brody (Damian Lewis) will have taken a new course.

In the first season finale, Carrie was seen being given electroshock therapy in an attempt to deal with her severe bipolar disorder, while Brody decided to venture into politics rather than detonating the bomb he had been supposed to.

And speaking to The Huffington Post, Gansa said that the time gap will enable the show’s writers to clear a few things up and set new directions for the characters in motion.

Speaking of Carrie, Gansa said: “[She] has had, for the first time in her life, the benefit of professional help for her disease. She will have been in the psych ward for a while.

“She will have been in the care of a psychiatrist for six months. She will have undergone a series of these ECT therapies. [The treatment] is not just a one-off.

“So, when we find her as the second season picks up, she will be in a place where she is centred and quiet and together in a way that we haven’t seen her before.”

As for Brody, he will be a congressman when the season begins.

“His seat is vacated through a scandal, and he was appointed by the governor into that seat for a temporary period of time until the election,” continued Gansa. “He’s not running. Well, he will be running, but he will be a sitting congressman serving in the House of Representatives when we open the season.”

Homeland returns to Showtime in the US on September 30 and will air in the UK on Channel 4 shortly after that.

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