Homeland’s Alex Gansa has hinted that viewers may see less of Damian Lewis in the new season.
The Showtime drama’s third run will see conflicted ex-marine Nicholas Brody (Lewis) marked as “the world’s most wanted terrorist” following the explosive events of season two’s finale.
Exec producer Gansa told the Los Angeles Times that the new episodes will initially feature “perhaps not as much” of Brody as in previous seasons.
“He is the most wanted man on the planet,” Gansa explained. “By definition, he’s going to be hiding somewhere. And if he’s hiding, that limits what he can do.”
The writer also claimed that he has “no regrets” about Brody’s continued survival, insisting that “not killing him off was the right move”.
“There was still more story to tell between Carrie [Claire Danes] and Brody,” he said. “I have no regrets about that.”
He added: “We’ll always sacrifice a degree of believability in order to put two characters together in a dramatic way.”
Homeland returns to Showtime on September 29 in the US. The show airs on Channel 4 in the UK.