Do you have a good 23 minutes of your life to spare? If so, we have what we believe is a pretty intriguing and far-reaching interview with Damian Lewis courtesy of the folks over at GoldDerby.
In this chat, one of the primary focuses is of course on a subject that the site specializes in: The awards-show race. Lewis is up once again for lead actor courtesy of his “Homeland” character Nicholas Brody, and this year, the competition is as crazy as ever courtesy of such a myriad of different talents from Bryan Cranston for “Breaking Bad” to Kevin Spacey for “House of Cards.” He describes what it was like winning last year, and the field this year that he will be up against.
While Lewis does not (of course) go in-depth about season 3 in an effort to keep himself safe from the Showtime legal army, he does explain that like with the first two years, we are going to see much more of a Middle Eastern setting:
“What ‘Homeland’ does so brilliantly is that it re-calibrates and resets itself every year … It’s clear from the first two episodes that the Middle East is going to [play an increasing role] in season 3.”
As for the decision for Brody to not appear in either of the first two episodes of the season, Lewis describes it as a “function of story” for executive producer Alex Gansa; rather than showing Brody constantly on the run, we’re getting a chance to see the immense fallout from some of his actions (which you can see in the trailer here).
“Homeland” season 3 returns to Showtime on Sunday, September 29, and even despite a second season that left some with mixed feelings, we still anticipate big things in the future.