Sounds like Sgt. Nicholas Brody’s fate is up in the air.
Showtime’s entertainment chief David Nevins cleared up some of the rumors surrounding Damian Lewis’ role in Season 3 of “Homeland,” while defending the show’s arguably disjointed second year during the network’s presentation for reporters at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, on Jan. 12.
“‘Homeland’ is a show that is incredibly changeable, if you haven’t noticed, and can go in a lot of different directions. I think it’s got a really long life. It’s obviously still on the rise. So I think ‘Homeland’ is in a very interesting place,” Nevins explained.
“Alex [Gansa] and Howard [Gordon] made the decision to end this season with a fairly clear set-up for Season 3, which is the opposite of how they ended Season 1,” he continued, noting that the producers are in the very early stages of mapping out the upcoming season, which is set to premiere Sept. 29. “Some things I know, and there’s a lot that hasn’t been shared with me. And I’m excited to find out.”
As for Lewis’ return to the show, Nevins admits the Emmy winner’s status could change from season to season.
“Everything on that show is vigorously debated, but if, after the end of that vigorous debate, [letting go of Lewis] made sense storywise, I could conceivably say yes to that, absolutely,” Nevins said.