When you talk about “Homeland,” it’s easy to cast the focus on Claire Danes and Damian Lewis. They are the two prominent characters, and two Emmy winners, and so, they are the two that are understandably going to be the center of attention.
But what about some of the other important faces on this show? If you really believe that Saul or Quinn don’t matter, then someone needs to shake you and snap you back to reality. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox 21 studio head Bert Salke hypes up the quality of the story that lies ahead, and also promises that you really are going to see some great stuff from Mandy Patankin and Rupert Friend’s characters:
“That group holds themselves to a standard that is crazy. The challenge is to transfer to ‘Homeland 2.0.’ There are bigger developments character-wise this year than there have been. The best Homeland script that I’ve ever seen writing-wise was this year. Best one I’ve ever seen. And I think they’re playing at that level. It’s a more emotional show this year, and 2.0 means that other characters are going to come in. It’s a very big development season for Mandy Patinkin’s Saul, and for Quinn [Rupert Friend], too. And as opposed to the way some things went down last year, there are definitive answers here — and a development that nobody is thinking about that is personal and awesome.”
Given that Brody is not even in the first two episodes of the season, it’s pretty easy to assume that we’re going to see more of Saul and everyone else within the now-shattered organization known as the CIA.
Does hearing some of this make you more excited for the future of “Homeland”? As always, we want to hear some of your thoughts below! If you want to learn some more about the Brody story, and about his daughter Dana undergoing a major change this coming season, just be sure to click here.