'Homeland' showrunner reveals season 4 secrets

July 11, 2014 3:37 PM

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Showtime’s Homeland is preparing for its most impossible mission yet: Executing a total creative overhaul for its upcoming fourth season. You already know (SPOILER ALERT: if you haven’t watched season 3, stop reading) that Damian Lewis exited the espionage thriller when his traitor-ish character Nicholas Brody was hanged in the season 3 finale. Coping with the loss of the show’s leading man is difficult enough, but Homeland will use Brody’s departure to radically shake up the show in other ways, too, with a new setting (Claire Danes’ Carrie Mathison is working in Pakistan and Afghanistan) and several cast additions (including Corey Stoll, Suraj Sharma, Laila Robins, and Michael O’Keefe).

“There’s so many new roles to be cast, it’s like doing another pilot—which is exciting and terrifying at same time,” says showrunner Alex Gansa. In his first in-depth interview about the new season, Gansa answers EW’s burning questions about outcome of Carrie’s pregnancy, the possibility of Carrie g...

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