‘Homeland’: David Harewood books new pilot in lieu of season 3

CBSIf you watched “Homeland” season 2, then you are already well-familiar with what happened to David Harewood’s character of David Estes. The CIA head, who often had a take-no-prisoners attitude and would only disclose information on a strictly need-to-know basis, died in an explosion that is currently being pinned on one Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), which of course means sadly that the character will not be a part of season 3 or any other season, for that matter.

However, Harewood may have ended up scoring what is a pretty sweet consolation prize. The actor is set to re-team with the show’s executive-producing team of Alex Cary, Alex Gansa, and Howard Gordon on their CBS series “Anatomy of Violence,” where he will take on the role of Alejo, a special agent (similar to Estes already, no?) who is a confidante and boss of Raines, one of the series’ main characters and a talented profiler who ends up teaming with a young detective to solve cases.

Ultimately, the show sounds a bit like “Criminal Minds” mixed with “The Following,” but with the producing team on board here, it’s understandable that you would have some high expectations. CBS could also have a few timeslots open for dramas depending on what they do with their schedule. There will almost certainly be an hour open on Fridays, and Tuesdays and Sundays are also looking ripe for some new programming opportunities should the network choose to pick “Anatomy of Violence” up.

For those of you who are “Homeland” fans, the series is currently in the process of creating the story for season 3, which will start filming this coming May in North Carolina. If you want to see who is set to join the writing staff for the upcoming season, all you have to do is visit the story over at the link here.

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