‘Homeland’ Season 4 Premiere Sneak Peek: Carrie Defends her “Drone Queen” Strike
Showtime may have said a temporary farewell to 'Masters of Sex' and 'Ray Donovan' with last night's season 2 finales, but Sunday powerhouse 'Homeland' will begin anew in two weeks time with its October 5 season 4 premiere. To wit, the first clip from two-hour premiere opener "Drone Queen" has arrived, offering a bit of insight into Carrie's new foreign objective abroad, and what Corey Stoll's character has to do with it all.
Our first look at the new season of 'Homeland' sees Carrie reuniting with Quinn (Rupert Friend) in an airport lounge, though a drone strike gone wrong (topical!) by station chief Sandy Bachman ('Ant-Man''s Corey Stoll) puts both in a dangerous position. Quinn seems continually disillusioned with the needless killing and foreign policy, while Carrie willingly throws herself into the work, even as it takes her away from a bouncing baby back home.
Previously, showrunner Alex Gansa spoke to what season 4 of 'Homeland' will focus on:
[Season 4] is about seeing Carrie Mathison for the first time doing the job she was trained to do — being a case officer in a foreign capital. We’re going to see what an intelligence officer does on the ground. How she recruits assets, how she deals with the foreign government and her country team — the people she works with in the embassy — and the host country’s intelligence services. That is a complicated and murky world, one that we hope is filled with intrigue and drama and adventure.
Elsewhere, we know of season 4 that past series regulars Morena Baccarin and Morgan Saylor will have understandably reduced (read: no) presences in season 4, while Nazanin Boniadi’s Fara has been upped to regular. New additions also include Laila Robins,' 'Life of Pi' star Suraj Sharma, 'Smash''s Raza Jaffrey and Michael O'Keefe. Additionally, acclaimed scribe Meredith Stiehm will return to the writer’s room full time, having been minimally present in season 3 to work on FX drama ‘The Bridge.’
Keep in mind that 'Homeland' will debut its fourth season with two brand-new hours on Sunday, October 5, but in the meantime check out our first sneak peek above, and tell us what you want to see from the fourth season of Showtime's Emmy-winning drama in the comments!