‘Homeland’ Season 3 Preview: Faux Documentary Reveals “12/12/12″ Attack Fallout
Showtime Emmy-winner ‘Homeland‘ has been a bit quiet in recent weeks, even with season 3 premiere “Tin Man is Down” due to hit stateside on September 29. Much of the new season for Carrie Matheson (Claire Danes) and the CIA will deal with the fallout of Nicholas Brody’s apparent attack on American soil, while Showtime has constructed an intriguing new documentary previewing the new season in news report style.
Taking the form of a faux documentary, so much so that warnings repeatedly flash advertising the events to be fictional, Showtime’s new look into ‘Homeland’ season 3 details the before and aftermath of the attack that rocked season 2 finale “The Choice,” sending Nicholas Brody on the run and leaving the CIA in shambles. Along the way, we get a bit of insight into a new threat stepping in for the departed Abu Nazir and the rough road the CIA has ahead to regain its confidence.
Meanwhile, ‘Homeland’ season 3 picks up during “the aftermath of the terror attack that decimated the US intelligence apparatus and prompted a global manhunt for the world’s most wanted terrorist, Nick Brody. As Carrie and Saul begin to pick up the pieces of their shattered professional and personal lives, they will be swept up in the political and media firestorm surrounding the terror attack and the subsequent search for Brody.”
Along with the additions of ‘Iron Man‘ star Shaun Toub, Martin Donovan, Tracy Letts, Joanna Merlin, Nazanin Boniadi, Amy Morton, Lawrence Clayton, Sam Underwood, Gary Wilmes and ‘Game of Thrones‘ season 4 star Pedro Pascal, season 3 of ‘Homeland’ will see David Marciano (Virgil) and Diego Klattenhoff (Mike)stepping down as series regulars to take reduced roles, while Morena Baccarin will reprise her series regular role as Jessica Brody in spite of her husband’s absence.
Keeping in mind the fictional nature of the “12/12/12″ attack, preview ‘Homeland’ season 3 in the documentary above, and give us your predictions for the September 29 premiere in the comments!