HOMELAND: Claire Danes ‘We Discovered The Show As We Went Along’


It’s fair to say that Showtime’s Homeland was the serial sensation of this season. However, Claire Danes admits that the show had to find itself along the way.

In a recent interview with ASOS Magazine, Danes, who plays the obsessive Central Intelligence Agent Carrie Mathison, revealed her relief at the show’s popularity:

“We only had the faintest sense of where the writers were going to take the story, and I think they were discovering it themselves as they went along, which is one of the reasons television can be so exciting. But it’s always just such a relief when a story that you care about and a character that you’ve worked so terribly hard to create manages to translate.”

Translate it did. Homeland may have crept in relatively quietly, but it will be one of the serials to watch going into the 2012/13 season.

Major plot details are of course under wraps, but we do know there will be new characters and a bit of a time-jump following the climactic events of the finale. According to executive producer Alex Gansa this will create a new kind of tension going forward:

“[Carrie’s] kind of back to square one now, and the audience is going to be waiting for the moment where she begins to re-suspect Brody. Her logically going back and putting the pieces together is definitely going to be a part of Season 2.”

The second season of Homeland ignites September 30 on Showtime.

Source: ASOS via Digital Spy

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  1. WaySeeker says

    This show really surprised me. I decided to give it a try and watched it after Dexter, and was so glad I did! It did a very good job, so kudos to all involved and good luck with season 2!
    The characters really breathed, I loved the gray area they were all in (kind of like “The Killing”). It was great watching them go through the journey. That is great TV, that is why you make things seriable so you can better follow character journeys.

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