A cryptic teaser for season three of Homeland has been uploaded to YouTube. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch – or rather hear – it.
The 30-second clip features virtually no visuals, just random snippets of dialogue from various male voices including Damian Lewis‘s Brody and Mandy Patinkin’s Saul. The voice of Claire Danes‘s Carrie is not heard in the clip.
US network Showtime has already released an official plot synopsis for the third season of its acclaimed spy drama, which stars Danes as a mentally unstable CIA officer and Lewis as the troubled war veteran she harbours feelings for.
The synopsis teases: “Homeland season three opens during the aftermath of the horrific terror attack that decimated the US intelligence apparatus, and prompted a global manhunt for the world’s most wanted terrorist – Nick Brody (Damian Lewis).”
Showrunner Alex Gansa has since warned viewers that this set-up will probably affect Brody’s screen time. “You have to understand where he is. 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,” Gansa explained last month (June).
Since launching in 2011, Homeland has been a hit with viewers and critics alike. Earlier this year, the show beat Breaking Bad and Mad Men to win the Best TV Drama award at the Golden Globes. The new season will comprise 12 episodes and premieres in the US on September 29 before beginning on Channel 4 shortly afterwards.