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Published On: Wed, Oct 23rd, 2013

‘Homeland’ season 3 showrunner discusses Carrie’s con, the setup and the ‘end of the first movement’

The most popular program on Showtime is Homeland, now that Dexter has wrapped, and fans are clamoring over the progression of season three so far.

Talking with EW showrunner Alex Gansa discussed the twists and turns in a new interview.

Damien Lewis as Nicholas "Nick" Brody and Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in Homeland

Damien Lewis as Nicholas “Nick” Brody and Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in Homeland

“Was it in a nice way,” Gansa begins in response to the opening statement “You tricked us.”

” I was an amateur magician when I was in my early teens and my favorite magic tricks were always the ones where the magician makes the audience think he’s made a mistake. Then at the end of the trick you realize the magician has been ahead of you all the time. I hope we came close to that.”

Season 3 has been complicated and confusing for fans with set expectations. Carrie was locked in a mental hospital and Brody was absent from the first two episodes, but fans are shocked to learn the latest twist which turns everything on its head.

“I was just hoping we hadn’t played it for one or two episodes too long. It was a long con and maybe we played it for one episode too many. I have no idea, we’re too close to it. I hope it goes a long way toward answering a lot of questions the first three episodes posed.”

Gansa tells fans to buckle up, because this is just the beginning.

” We view season 3 in three movements, each four episodes, and this is the end of the first movement.”

Check out the full interview here

Homeland was just renewed for a fourth season – check out more here

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