Confirmed: Damian Lewis will return for ‘Homeland’ season three

The show's executive producer says 'there's no doubt that he will be back'

Damian Lewis will return for season three of Homeland, the show’s executive producer has confirmed.

Earlier this week (January 14), Lewis won a Golden Globe for his performance as conflicted war veteran Nicholas Brody. Co-star Claire Danes also won for her portrayal of bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison, while the show was named best TV drama.

Although Brody has not been killed off, when season two ended last month (December 2012) his future on the show looked uncertain. In recent weeks, Homeland bigwigs have remained coy when asked about his role in season three. 

However, executive producer Howard Brooks has now confirmed that Brody will definitely be involved. He told TVLine: “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.”

US network Showtime officially renewed Homeland back in October (2012). Season three begins in the US on September 29 and should start on Channel 4 shortly afterwards.