Homeland had already cemented its position as the surprise hit of the year by the time the climax of season one hit our screens last night, but over the weekend Channel 4 confirmed that they will be airing the second series of the show.
After the success of the Showtime drama, there had been fears that bigger fish would steal Homeland from C4, but the series will remain on terrestrial TV and creators have even dropped some hints about what we can expect next time out.
The show’s executive producer Alex Gansa has explained that Brody’s ex-best friend and his wife’s former lover Mike Faber will have an important role..
âMike is going to be a big factor,â? he told TVLine. âSince heâs in military intelligence he is going to get hold of the commission report on the assassination attempt against the vice president and thereâs going to be a bunch of stuff in there that doesnât make sense to him.â?
Gansa also spoke of whatâs next for Carrie: âThereâs a tremendous sense out there in the audience of wanting Carrie to know that she was right, that sheâs not crazy and is really good at what she does, and thatâs the moment weâre going to be building towards. Whether itâs going to happen in season two, I canât tell you.â?
Channel 4 have not set a transmission date for the next series yet and although it will be airing in the US this September, we’ll probably have to wait a bit longer to get some answers.
The show has received excellent viewing figures over the last couple of months, despite being placed at a very competitive slot in the schedule and 2.8 million viewers tuned in to watch a tense finale on Sunday night.