‘Homeland’ Season 4 Trailer & Poster: Carrie’s On the Hunt in Pakistan

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[SPOILERS for Homeland season 3 ahead.]

The Homeland season three finale, “The Star”, arguably could have served as a satisfying conclusion to Showtime’s CIA drama/thriller series, in the sense that it set the stage for the show to essentially re-invent itself in season four. The extension of the Nicholas Brody storyline (which resulted in Brody’s death being continually put on hold) certainly impacted the show’s attempts to take radical steps forward in seasons two and three – albeit, not always in the best ways, after Brody failed to carry out his planned suicide bombing at the end of season one.

But that’s in the past, and now Homeland is sending Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes in her Golden Globe-winning role) overseas to Pakistan, where new dangers await the brilliant, but not always stable, CIA agent. As you can see from the trailer above, though, Carrie still has plenty of personal woes to deal with on top of her demanding (and occasionally life-threatening) work – specifically, her young child – even as she’s now living full-time outside of the States.

Meanwhile her coworkers - especially Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) - continue to remain on the edge of buckling under the pressure of their job. Now that the Brody clan is no longer in the picture, though, we ought to get more screen time devoted to exploring story material that focuses the spotlight on Peter, as well as CIA analyst Fara Sherazi (Nazanin Boniadi) – the promising season three addition who’s been bumped up to series regular status for season four – and, of course, Mandy Patinkin returning as Saul Berenson – who’s clearly still Carrie’s rock on some level, even though he’s now operating as a freelancer.


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The Homeland season 4 is, in no uncertain terms, vague about what transpires while Carrie and her allies work at “one of the most volatile and dangerous CIA stations in the Middle East,” and the trailer doesn’t reveal anything beyond what that descriptive line implies. Not that this is a problem, of course, as Homeland has always been best when served with its various twists and turns left unspoiled ahead of time – even when those surprises got increasingly ridiculous in season two – and now, there shouldn’t be a side dish of domestic soapy drama to get through, either.

New cast additions and/or guest stars for Homeland season four include Laila Robins (Bored to Death), as well as House of Cards and The Strain TV shows alum Corey Stoll, and Life of Pi star Suraj Sharma. Meanwhile, back for more on the series - as evidenced by his appearance in the trailer – is Oscar-winner F. Murray Abraham as the crafty CIA veteran, Dar Adal.

Homeland season 4 premieres on Showtime on Sunday, October 5th, 2014.

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  1. I was so late in watching season 3 after the premier was leaked. Show definitely could have ended but now we get to finish up those loose ends.

  2. season 3 finale def could have been a series finale if they wanted. curious to see how this new season is. looks like it might be a return to form

  3. I watched the show because of the intriguing premise – marine/hero turned against his own country (I don’t think this theme was ever tackled in TV before) – but that is now over, so there is nothing really to keep me watching.

    • You’ll see it continue with Bowe Bergdahl because when he was finally “rescued” a few months back, this show was the first thing that popped into my head.

      • I kinda also thought the same thing. But if you think about it, the difference between the real life terrorists and those found in Homeland is intelligence. No way do they have the intelligence or patience to brainwash a man so that he follows their plan of an attack on the US. And the CIA in Homeland isn’t as clever.

        It’s a nice little story but ultimately the guy was a prisoner and nothing else. Let’s stick with reality folks.

    • I so agree. The only thing that kept this show interesting to me was the Carrie-Brody relationship. Never did I find any of that to be ridiculous. Their intensity overshadowed everything else. And everyone always seems to forget that the Brody character was the victim in every way. He certainly didn’t go off to fight this stupid war as a traitor to his country. He was continually used. I cancelled Showtime and will not watch this series anymore after the writers ruined it. Just my opinion.

  4. This series should have been a great mini, like True Detective. It is a parody of itself at this point.


  5. what is this trailer music. it is so familiar, from some sci-fi movie or trailer. haha.

  6. Best news I heard so far about season 4, which isn’t mentioned here is there’s NO DANA! YEAHHHHHHHH!

  7. i think ending the Brody storyline was the best thing they could of done, i think Damian Lewis is a great actor and he did a phenominal job portraying Brody but when the writers went the route of making Brody a most wanted fugitive it kind of made it predictable of what would happen. the US would never forgive him about what he did and he knew that and Carrie knew tha she just didnt want to admit it…i do belive they could of went a diff route but being they went this route there was really not much more story to tell with his character…i think this opens up fresh ideas and makes everything a little more unpredictable.

  8. whats the song called?!?!