Claire Danes Is Back In Action For Intense 'Homeland' Promo

The end of " Homeland " Season 1 saw Claire Danes ' troubled heroine, Carrie Mathison, submitting to electroconvulsive therapy to try and cure her bipolar disorder -- and in the process, apparently forgetting a crucial piece of information that might have proven Nicolas Brody's ( Damian Lewis ) ties to terrorist Abu Nazir. Oops. Apparently, Carrie's ordeal won't be slowing her down much when Season 2 premieres on Sept. 30. According to a newly released teaser, Carrie and her mentor Saul ( Mandy Patinkin ) will be back in the thick of things -- despite Carrie having been fired from the CIA at the end of last season. The promo also highlights Danes' intense and emotionally fraught performance, which won her a Golden Globe and saw her nominated for an Emmy this year. Watch the new promo below: "Homeland" returns Sunday, Sept. 30 at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime. Are you excited for the new season? Weigh in below!

'Homeland' Season 2 Trailer Delivers Heated Emotions, Charming Police Cover (Video)

Claire Danes and her "Homeland" co-stars return to Showtime for a second season of terrorist-chasing thrills on Sept. 30, and a new trailer for the upcoming sophomore run offers a taste of what's to come. The montage of emotionally-charged images is set to a children's choir singing the Police hit "Every Breath You Take" -- probably an indication that there'll be a heightened sense of scrutiny this season, but the sound of innocent children belting out the '80s stalker anthem helps take the edge off of the paranoia. For now, anyway.

'Homeland' boss talks Emmys, endgame: 'Carrie has a lot more trouble to get into'

Although "Homeland" picked up nine Emmy nominations -- a coup for the freshman political thriller starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis -- its cast and crew haven't had much time to celebrate. The critically acclaimed Showtime series is about halfway through production on their second season, and as Morena Baccarin, who plays the wife of Lewis' terrorist/aspiring vice president Nick Brody, told Zap2it: "I can't sleep when I'm working. It's intense stuff we're dealing with and shooting. It's really intense. That's what I love and hate about it -- you can't catch your breath." Still, Zap2it managed to persuade "Homeland" showrunner Alex Gansa to take a quick breather to answer some of our burning questions about how the Emmy nods impact both his creative process and the show's future direction. How does this kind of recognition affect the show? I'm thrilled for our cast and crew, who work incredibly hard. But when we go...

‘Homeland’ Season 2 Poster And Photos Tease The Action Will “Hit Home” This Year

Showtime has released the poster  art for season  two of their hit series   Homeland , as well as eight photos from the first two episodes. As you would expect, the photos include some (mild) spoilers, so tread lightly. The poster features the striking split image of Carrie (Claire Danes ) and Brody (Damien Lewis) with Carrie looking out while Brody, cast in dark blue shadows, appears to be watching her. Could that mean that after Carrie spent the first season watching Brody, the tables might be turned going into season two? We still don’t know how much of Carrie’s memory was lost after she underwent electroconvulsive therapy, but the  first teaser trailer  strongly suggested that her memories will be fragmented at best. This could put her at a disadvantage where Brody is concerned. Read More...  

'Homeland' Season 2 trailer: How dangerous is Brody...and Carrie?

"Homeland's" sophomore season returns next month, and Showtime has released a new "Brody 2012" trailer focusing on war hero/congressman/terrorist Nick Brody's (Damian Lewis) vice presidential campaign. "What happens when your country forgets you?" narrates Mandy Patinkin (Saul) over scenes of Brody's torture, acceptance of Islam and political campaign -- and booted CIA operative Carrie Mathison's (Claire Danes) mental breakdown. "Ideas are bound to warp," continues his voiceover. "Allegiances shift. If everything you had was taken away and you had nothing left to lose, what lengths would you go to for the one idea that pulled you through? And how dangerous would you be?" Is Saul referring to the secret al-Qaeda sympathizer or the forsaken former CIA operative? Or both? The teaser's gripping final scene suggests that Brody's campaign might have rekindled Carrie's memories -- wiped by her ECT treatment just as she made a connection between Brody and terrorist leader Abu Nazir. We know how...

'Homeland' Season 2: Just when Carrie thought she was out...the Showtime thriller pulls Claire Danes back in

When last we saw Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) on "Homeland," she was receiving electroconvulsive therapy after being booted from the CIA. In the Season 2 premiere, Carrie may not be in a better place, but she's more peaceful -- living with her father, harvesting their garden for her special vegetable lasagna and grading her English students' papers. Despite Carrie's breakdown and ignominious exit, "Homeland" found a plausible, completely uncontrived way to bring the mentally ill operative back into the CIA fold. "It was all inspired by John le Carré," showrunner Alex Gansa admits to Zap2it. "How Smiley gets back into the intelligence community -- it's very much the same way that Carrie does." "She's pretty stable," Claire Danes says about her character at the beginning of the Showtime hit's sophomore season. "She's not hiding to the same extent, and she doesn't have that same kind of panic and defensiveness...She's been very humbled, and she's suffering...

Homeland Season Premiere Scoop: Who is Smiling?

As teased in the latest Homeland Season 2 trailer , the inside of Carrie Matheson's head can be a frightening place. But Claire Danes said at yesterday's Television Critics Association panel that her ex-CIA agent will actually be in a "humbled" place when we see her again on September 30. "She's suffering from a real crisis of conscience," said the Emmy nominee. "I think she has some suspicions that her [mental] condition was responsible for her genius."

'Game of Thrones,' 'Homeland,' 'Louie' and 'Breaking Bad' win TCA Awards

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reports that "Game of Thrones," "Homeland," "Louie" and "Breaking Bad" were among the big winners at the Television Critics Association Awards.

Homeland Season 2 Teaser: Information Overload

Journeying into the mind of Carrie Mathison is a scary thing. Though the (former) FBI agent is undeniably intelligent and perceptive, her thoughts have gotten increasingly scattered and her mania has gotten to the point of being unmanageable. At the end of Homeland 's first season, the Homeland heroine was being subjected to electro-shock therapy, a threat to the epiphany she had regarding Brody's relation to Issa and the potential danger he poses. But can she hang on to the revelation? That's just the question that the latest Homeland teaser is posing, as Carrie has to try to find a way to sort through the noise and cherry pick the information necessary to implement Brody. With the military veteran making a bid for political office at the behest of Abu Nazir, she only has a short window in which to act before Brody becomes darn near untouchable. And more dangerous than ever. He might not have detonated the vest in the season finale, but Brody can do arguably more damage through legislation and passing/blocking bills in the best interest of his cause. It's up to Carrie to neutralize that threat before the bureaucratic red tape becomes too much to deal with. Homeland was nominated for nine Emmys last Thursday, including nods for Outstanding Drama, Lead Actress, Lead Actor, Writing, and Directing. They led all freshman comedies and dramas in nominations, having already collected Golden Globes, Critics' Choice Television Awards, Writers Guild of Americ Awards, a Satellite Award, a Peabody, and a spot on AFI's Top 10 TV programs of 2011 list. The second season of Homeland premieres Sunday, September 30th at 10:00 on Showtime. You can check out additional teasers for the upcoming season  here and here , plus multiple more below. Are you ready for the next season of Homeland ? How much information do you think Carrie will remember after her electro-shock therapy? Can she bring Brody down before he does any damage, legislative or otherwise?

Homeland Scoop: Will Carrie Regain Her Memory?

When Homeland returns to Showtime in September, one thing will be missing: Carrie's memory. That's right, Carrie's ( Claire Danes ) trip to electroshock therapy will have suppressed her sudden realization that Brody ( Damian Lewis ) once said "Issa," the name of Abu Nazir's son, in his sleep. That information helped her piece together Brody's revenge-based motive for betraying his country. Still, that's not to say those memories won't surface sometime during the second season of the Golden Globe-winning series. Read More...