Homeland Cast

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The hunt for America's celebrated war hero turned most wanted terrorist is on.

Homeland returns for its highly anticipated third season on Sunday, Sept. 29, and will finally answer some of viewers' burning questions: Where is Brody (Damian Lewis)? What impact will the terrorist attack have on the country and our characters? What will happen to Brody's family? How will Carrie (Claire Danes) and Saul (Mandy Patinkin) clear Brody's name? Will they even try to?

To tease the answers to these questions and the intense drama fans can expect from season three, Showtime has released the first official trailer for Homeland's upcoming return. You may want to put on some soft jazz and grab a drink, because you're going to need it...

Set to The Cinematic Orchestra's hauntingly beautiful "To Build a Home," the trailer features our first look at where our characters are in season three: Saul and Carrie are being investigated by the Senate for the terrorist attack in the season-two finale, Quinn (Rupert Friend) is on a dangerous covert mission, Jessica (Morena Baccarin) and Dana (Morgan Saylor) are being hounded by the media, while the latter is also seen taking a nude photo on her cell phone (Kids never learn!) and honoring her father's Muslim customs.

As for Brody? Fortunately, he's back (but not in the first two episodes), but things are not looking good for our antihero as he's seen waking up with what looks like bullet wounds and later being attacked. Oh, and his gorgeous ginger hair is all gone.

With Brody gone and a lot of pressure on her, Carrie decides to stop taking her medicine. "She's gone off her meds for all sorts of reasons, which I think she believes strongly in," Danes recently previewed. "Carrie is always sitting on her own personal ticking bomb. It's just an impossible dilemma because she's not great on the meds and she's even worse off of them." There will also be major tension between Carrie and Saul, who has been promoted to Director of CIA in the new season, after he makes a tough decision that will change his protégé's life forever. In the promo, he tells a distraught Carrie, "I'm so sorry."

For his part, Lewis spilled, "Brody is on the lam. He's disappeared into a network, a tunnel system…he's the most wanted criminal in the world, arguably at this point; he has to lay low. When you do see Brody, hopefully what will be of interest to the audience is what state he's in. I hope when you do see Brody for the first time it will be interesting."

Homeland returns Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. on Showtime.

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