New ‘Homeland’ to feature less of Damian Lewis’s Brody

The Golden Globe-winning spy drama is set to return this September (2013)

Homeland showrunner Alex Gansa has revealed that the new season is likely to feature less of Damian Lewis‘s Brody.

Last month (May), US network Showtime released an official plot synopsis for the third season of its acclaimed spy drama, which stars Claire Danes as a mentally unstable CIA officer and Lewis as the troubled war veteran she harbours feelings for.

Showtime’s plot 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).”

Now Gansa has warned that this set-up will probably affect Brody’s screen time. Telling the LA Times that viewers will see the character “perhaps not as much as we have”, the showrunner explained: “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.”

Since beginning 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 airing on Channel 4 shortly afterwards.