When you star on a series like “Homeland,” uncertainty becomes a way of life. After all, it has to; this is a show about espionage, terrorism, and what you are willing to put yourself through in order to protect both the people and the country that you care about so deeply. So to see Damian Lewis’ character of Nicholas Brody die in the season 3 finale, at least to us, was no surprise. There had been talk about the actor’s future well before that, and there really was not any other end for the character that made sense.
But for Lewis himself, he seems prepared to take on any other challenge that comes up now, and is more than prepared for it. The Emmy-winning actor told the New York Times first of all that he knew that his death was coming. Not only that, but he even appreciated the little hiatus that he had in the middle of the season in order to do other things.
When it comes to his future, Lewis is still being coy about what sort of parts he is being offered now that this sensational part on “Homeland” is over. He’s just trying to stay afloat and find the best roles for himself possible rather than settling on what is the most popular:
In some ways, the process hasn’t really changed. The same thing happened to me after ‘Band of Brothers.’ You finish a great job, and you take the best job that’s put in front of you. The whole point is to keep working on good material, with people who are brilliantly talented. That’s what was so fun about ‘Homeland.’ I have no idea what will come my way.
Our guess is that Lewis will work in television again someday, but it is more likely to be a show that allows for him to stay more centrally located in London rather than Charlotte (where “Homeland” shoots) or any other city. After all, he had expressed in the past many struggles courtesy of being away from his family for such an extended period of time.
If you want to see more news on the future of “Homeland,” just be sure to click here. That is where we touch on whether or not we will see Mandy Patinkin’s Saul again, and also some other possible story threads.