Alex Gansa, the executive producer of hit US thriller show Homeland, has revealed what will happen to lead characters Carrie (Claire Danes) and Brody (Damian Lewis) in the new season of the show.
Last season we saw Carrie receive shock therapy treatment to try and combat her bipolar disorder issues after becoming severely paranoid, Alex told the Huffington Post: “Carrie has had, for the first time in her life, the benefit of professional help for her disease. She will have been in the psych ward for a while.”
Alex continues: "She will have been in the care of a psychiatrist for six months. She will have undergone a series of these ECT therapies. [The treatment] is not just a one-off.
"So when we find her as the second season picks up, she will be in a place where she is centred and quiet and together in a way that we haven't seen her before."
When Homeland returns to our screens, we'll see that Brody is now a congressman: “His seat is vacated through a scandal, and he was appointed by the governor into that seat for a temporary period of time until the election," Alex added.
"He's not running. Well, he will be running, but he will be a sitting congressman serving in the House of Representatives when we open the season."
Explaining the time-frame of the show since we left the characters, Alex said: “I can definitely tell you where the season starts - it's around half a year after the first season. We pick up the second season six months later."
Homeland returns to US screens this September and looks set to return on UK TV before the end of the year.
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