Homeland Season 4 Spoilers: Will a New Male Lead Fill the Brody Void?

February 13, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Homeland season 4, set for a premiere date sometime later this year, is going to be dramatically different after Brody died.

Carrie is now the main focus of the Showtime show. She’s going to have a baby, and may move overseas to be a case officer in a foreign capital, as she was trained to do.

Will the void left by Brody ever be filled by a male lead? TVGuide asked showrunner Alex Gansa a while back, and he said that no one can replace Brody.

“I think that is all going to squarely land on Claire Danes’ shoulders now,” he said. “It’s really her show, and where Peter Quinn fits into that, where Fara fits into that, and where Saul fits into that is going to be a process of discovery.”

As Gansa has emphasized, Saul will still be a regular character, interacting with the CIA as a private contractor.

Brody is “undoubtedly” physically dead, Gansa confirmed.

He said that a big part of the next season will be regarding the impact of the death on Brody.

“At what point does she move on, if ever? Is she going to find some sort of emotional connection with another man, or is she going to subsume all of that into her career? These are all interesting questions,” he said. “How significant is this relationship with Brody and is it one she can transcend?”

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