The official trailer for the third season of Homeland expands upon the nearly audio-only first teaser trailer – barely. It opens in a secluded clearing in the woods, where CIA operative Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) tenderly kisses goodbye her sometime-boyfriend and double agent Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis). As the wistful piano chords of Cinematic Orchestra’s “To Build a Home” swell in the background, ominous scenes play out in the foreground: a battered and bruised shot of Brody, Brody’s teenage daughter Dana going through old photographs and bowing down on what looks like a prayer mat, and Mathison being comforted by mentor Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin). “I’m so sorry,” he says, as Mathison’s contorted face turns away.
After Season Two’s wrenching finale, these images paint an emotionally vivid picture of what’s to come. The third season premieres on September 29th.