A recent issue of The Hollywood Reporter featured stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis plus showrunners Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon from Homeland. The show’s second season debuted to a record 2.1 million viewers and rave reviews.
According to Alex Gansa, the second season centers on the “doomed love affair” between former CIA agent Carrie Mathison and former POW Nicholas Brody.
“Every time Claire and Damian are onscreen together, the whole show elevates,” he says. “So our job this year in the story room is to try to put them in each others’ company as often as possible in the most exigent circumstances.”
The writers rely on a team of CIA consultants and their own personal and professional experiences to come up with the riveting stories that allowed Homeland to sweep this year’s Emmys for Outstanding Drama, Writing, Lead Actor and Lead Actress categories.
Check out the behind the scenes photos of the cast, the creative team, and new series regular Rupert Friend as CIA analyst Peter Quinn.
One of the images shows a scene being filmed for the episode “Q&A” that culminates with Lewis as Brody being stabbed in the hand with a switchblade by an interrogator. Lewis revealed he uses the same immersion technique he did for his first role as an American in HBO’s Band of Brothers where he speaks in American accent from the moment he wakes up to the moment the show yells wrap.
Catch Homeland Sunday at 10/9 central on Showtime.