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Homeland executive producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa talked plans for the Showtime drama’s sophomore season after collecting the Golden Globe for best drama.
“Don’t expect next season to start right when this one left off,” Gansa revealed backstage, noting that the series will jump ahead but declining to provide more details. While the exec producers are still creating the arcs for the Showtime terrorism series, the central themes will also include a greater focus on Carrie (Claire Danes) and Brody’s (Damian Lewis) relationship, which will be “front and center” next season. Also expect to see more international locations, which Gordon said the show hopes to exploit more of next year.
The duo also expressed their initial concerns ahead of the show’s bow, noting they worried the country would have terrorism fatigue when it came to the war on terror, but two things happened that worked in the series’ advantage: the country marked the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 and Osama Bin Laden was killed. “Both those events allowed the country to breathe a sigh of relief,” Gansa told reporters.
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