"Who do you trust?" is a question thrown in a new teaser of "Homeland" season 3. It opens with Brody's confession tape before giving glimpses at the senate hearings teased in the previously-released trailer.
In the newly-debuted video, Carrie is featured defending Brody, assuming he didn't know the attack at the CIA office. Saul says Carrie is unstable but he won't throw her under the bus and is ready to do anything to protect her.
"Homeland" will return Sunday, September 29 at 9 P.M. on Showtime. Damian Lewis' Brody won't appear in the first two episodes, but he will definitely be back. At a recent TV Academy panel at 20th Century Fox's Zanuck Theater, the show's writers admitted they had planned to kill off the character in season 2, but Showtime convinced them to keep him alive.
"That guy is like a bad penny, he keeps turning up," co-creator Howard Gordon joked about Brody. "We had sketched out this plan in the early parts of season two which called for Brody's demise, which may have been premature, and they asked us to reconsider," he revealed, adding that it's "the happy accident of having very good partners."
In the first draft of the season 2 finale, they also wrote that Claire Danes' Carrie left the country with Brody but after much debate, they thought it was more in character for Carrie to stay and continue to be responsible for her job at the Agency.
On what will be different between the first two seasons and the upcoming one, producer Alex Cary explained, "In the first two seasons you see Carrie and the CIA on the defensive, and now you see them on the offensive."
As executive producer Alex Gansa said before, "One of the themes of season three is the cost that being an intelligence officer exacts on the people who are in that career. And Saul and Carrie are obviously the prime examples of that. As a result of the attack last year, the CIA itself is on trial: That agency couldn't even protect itself; how should it be expected to protect the country? Saul is confronted with that very question in the first episode."