It’s been a pretty uneventful summer on television. But the fall TV season is almost upon us, which means several of our favorite shows will be returning to transfix us on a weekly basis. One of these, of course, is Homeland—Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon’s riveting Showtime series centers on bipolar, volatile CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) who, along with her mentor, Saul (Mandy Patinkin), first seeks to expose suspected al Qaeda asset—and former U.S. Marine Sergeant—Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), and then uses him to foil other terrorist plots sprouting up around the globe.
The third season saw Senator Andrew Lockhart (Tracy Letts) give up Brody’s location to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in order to help their more prized asset, Majid Javadi (Shaun Toub), be promoted within the Iranian intelligence ranks. So, Brody is publicly hanged as his ex-lover, Carrie, watches on. Season 3 ended with an 8-months pregnant Carrie being offered the CIA station chief job in Turkey.
Homeland’s highly anticipated fourth season will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, Oct. 5, and to whet your appetite, check out this exclusive clip from the series, featuring Lorde’s cover of Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.”