Homeland Return Date Announced, Season 2 Defended

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At today's Television Critics Association Q&A session, Showtime President David Nevins announced that Homeland Season 3 will premiere on Sunday, September 29.

He also took a few moments to address concerns regarding Homeland Season 2, sticking up for the award-winning drama.

Carrie's Hunt

“I think it started really strong and it ended really strong," Nevis said. "Some of the criticism seems fair. [But] suspension of disbelief is the scaffolding all storytelling is based on. I have enormous confidence in the people that write and perform that show [and believe] that it will maintain its quality.”

Many viewers believed events became too far-fetched on Season 2, specifically citing Abu Nazir crashing into Carrie and then kidnapping the CIA agent.

As for the future of Damian Lewis, considering Brody is now a wanted man on the run?

“Everything on that show is vigorously debated," Nevins said, adding of the possibility that Lewis would be written off: "If at the end of that debate, it made sense storywise, I could conceivably say yes.”

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