We’ve been talking “Homeland” season 3 quite a bit since the show’s finale aired earlier this month, including everything from what we would like to see to some teasers from the show’s executive-producer in Alex Gansa. However, what we have yet to do is actually start to detail just what sort of timeline that we are really looking at here until we find out some more concrete information about the story ahead for Brody, Carrie, Saul, and everyone else who ends up staying put for the new year.
Let’s dive into the first step: the writing process. Gansa has already said that he will be seeking out some new writers during this holiday break, as odds are that a good chunk of the current writers’ room will be leaving to run some shows of their own in the new year. Once this new team is put in place, some script plans will start to be formulated near the end of January.
As for when the actual filming for the show will begin, odds are that we will once again be seeing a start date in either April or May, depending on how much time is needed to shoot internationally. Given the fact that Claire Danes recently gave birth, we’re leaning towards the latter so that she will have more time to adjust to being a new mom. Filming will then progress in the months that follow, and of course by the time the season premieres (which will surely once again be in late September or early October), the story will pretty much be in place. Unlike broadcast shows, this is not a production that really has to work and create new scripts on the fly as viewers respond to what is happening on the screen.
Could there be some last-minute changes? It’s possible. Filming could start later to accommodate Danes, and if the rumors about “Dexter” having a final season are true, it is possible that they could split up the show into halves airing into fall and winter. (However, don’t count this as anything other than a remote possibility.)
Just in case you haven’t seen Showtime’s new “teaser” for “Homeland” season 3, you can do so over at the link here.