‘Homeland’ Season 3: The Writers Offer 10 Big Reveals

Dunno how we let this one slip by us last week. (Maybe talking about the death of somebody named Brody made us gunshy?):

homeland_emmy_writers_panel_h_2013by Jessie Katz

Had the writers had their way, Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) would not have survivedHomeland’s second season.

During a TV Academy panel at 20th Century Fox’s Zanuck Theater, the CIA drama’s writers confessed that it was Showtime who urged them to reconsider, just as the network had during the series’ first season when the staff envisioned a similar fate. “That guy is like a bad penny, he keeps turning up,” co-creatorHoward Gordon quipped of Damian Lewis’ character, who finished out season 2 alive and on the run. It was one of several reveals featured in the Aug. 13 panel, moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s TV Editor Lacey Rose, which was accompanied by a screening of the Emmy-winning series’ hotly anticipated third season premiere.

Below are 10 secrets spilled by writer/producers Gordon, Alex Gansa, Meredith Steihm, Alex Cary and composer Sean Callery.

Click to read the secrets