Mandy Patinkin And Claire Danes Discuss Carrie And Saul In New Homeland Season 3 Promos

On Tuesday, Showtime released a slew of new videos related to the third season of the popular drama, Homeland. The new promos came just a day after an early version of the premiere episode of Season 3 leaked online. Showtime is staying mum about the leaked episode, but the subscription cable network is still busy putting out promos to try to amp up excitement about the show's actual Season 3 premiere.

In the first promo video, we get to spend a little time seeing Carrie in action before actress Claire Danes weighs in on her character. Danes seems to have a pretty good grasp of the complicated character she is playing. Carrie’s bipolar, but she can also be focused and driven. In the new season, Danes says her character’s reluctance to become close to anyone will play a bigger role, which may have something to do with her reckless actions with Brody last season, but we’ll have to wait and see exactly what those cryptic words mean. Homeland is often a stressful drama, and Carrie’s presence certainly doesn’t lighten the mood of the show.

Showtime also published a video featuring Mandy Patinkin’s musings about Saul. Saul has more power than Carrie as the acting head of the CIA, but he never abuses that power and is always striving to work to create a better world. Patinkin is full of fervor when he talks about his character and his character’s relationship with Carrie, which plays a big role in Homeland. The video also takes a look at Saul’s ability to interrogate bad guys, and I’m guessing that has specifically been brought up because it will pop into the plot in Season 3.

Unless you are one of the people who pirated the unfinished premiere episode, it’s unlikely that you know all that much about Season 3 of Homeland. Showtime has kept a lot of the details under wraps, but the network has released an official trailer for Season 3, which is heavily emotional and features interactions between Brody and Carrie, as well as Carrie and Saul. Additionally, a slew of actors are signed on for the new episodes, including Joanna Merlin, Nazanin Boniadi, Amy Morton, Gary Wilmes, Tracy Letts, Lawrence Clayton, Pedro Pascal and Sam Underwood. You can check out more about the new guest stars in our list.

Showtime has a couple of big premieres this month, including Homeland’s third season and the official launch of Masters of Sex. The former will begin airing on Sunday, September 29 at 9 p.m. ET followed by the latter at 10 p.m. ET.

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