Homeland has added three new actors for the upcoming season 4.
They’ll help fill the void left by Brody, who was killed in the season 3 finale.
Showtime announced that Laila Robins (Bored to Death) and Corey Stoll (The Strain) will be part of the new season.
Robins will be a series regular and play Martha Boyd, the U.S. ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, who is professional and put-together, with a ship-to-ship voice and the personality to match, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Stoll will guest-star as Sandy Bachman, the CIA chief of station in Pakistan and a rising star in the agency’s firmament.
Also, “Life of Pi” star Suraj Sharma has been cast in the role as Aayan Ibrahim, Pakistani medical student who crosses paths with Carrie Mathison, reported Entertainment Weekly.
The role is recurring.
Production on season 4 will start later this month in South Africa. The season will premiere in xxx, and filming will continue after the premiere.
The storyline in season 4 will involve Mathison moving to Istanbul as station chief.
“We knew going into season four that we would need to move the production overseas to tell the story of Carrie returning to the Middle East as chief of station,” showrunner Alex Gansa said in a statement. “We are thrilled to have found a new home in Cape Town and look forward to getting season four production off the ground.”
Executives have been saying that the next season will focus on Carrie and that Brody won’t be replaced with another male lead, though Saul will be back in a “central and important” role.