Homeland season 4 is slated to start on Sunday, October 15 with both the premiere and episode 2.
The Showtime show is slated to have a 12-episode season that runs straight through December 14.
Season 3 concluded on December 15 last year with the stunning death of Brody.
The new season will see the show focus more on Carrie as she returns to the Middle East to be the station chief in Istanbul.
Carrie will have had her baby by the time season 4 starts, as the show will have jumped in time about six months.
Carrie tells her sister Maggie, who is caring for the child, that she must go back into action.
“They’re sending me back, I don’t have a choice,” she says.
“The show is about the private and public costs of keeping America safe,” executive producer Alex Gansa recently told TVGuide. “That’s the overarching theme of the season.”
Quinn and Saul are still prominent characters, while the host of new characters includes a Pakistani medical student that Carrie tries to recruit (Suraj Shawma of Life of Pi), the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan (Laila Robbins of In Treatement), and the Pakistan station chief (Corey Stoll of House of Cards).
Gansa also said that Carrie is still trying to deal with the loss of Brody.
[Carrie’s] got a period of grieving to do in coming to terms with what happened at the end of last season, and clearly that’s represented and identified by the child that she had,” he said. “The baby exists as a marker for her emotionally.”
Show creator Howard Gordon previously said that Carrie will be the primary focus of the season.
“Fortunately Carrie is still a very robust character, (as are fellow CIA spies) Saul and Quinn. And there are tertiary characters who are now stepping more to the fore,” he said.
“She is a person who is trying to stop terrorists doing bad things … but it is more complicated than that,” Gordon said. “I would say that the bugaboos in ‘Homeland’ this year have to do as much with the American bureaucracy as with the ostensible enemy.”