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'Homeland' Season 4 Release Date and Spoilers: Carrie Takes Up Motherhood, Says Producer

( [email protected] ) Jun 26, 2014 10:27 AM EDT
'Homeland' Season Four will not see the return of Nicholas Brody, but he leaves CIA field agent Carrie Mathison pregnant with his baby.

'Homeland' Season Four will not see the return of Nicholas Brody, but he leaves CIA field agent Carrie Mathison pregnant with his baby.

"Brody may be dead and gone, but...the character will not be forgotten," writes TV Guide, which interviewed 'Homeland' Producer Howard Gordon on Tuesday.

"The story finds Carrie in an emotional space that is very much a continuation of last year's story, and the specter of Brody is still felt very strongly," Gordon shared in the interview. "This year tells the story of Carrie and her evolution as CIA officer, but also as a woman who now turns out to be a mother."

This recent leak suggests the possibility that Carrie may be taking a slightly more active parental role than expected. Details remain scarce at this time. Previously, Carrie had wanted to put Brody's unborn baby up for adoption upon birth, but her father promises to raise the child on her behalf. Even if the motherhood theory pans out, Brody and Carrie's lovechild may feature prominently in the Season Four plot.

Brief Overview of Brody, Carrie Romance

Brody (Damien Lewis) is a United States marine captured and tortured by insurgents during the Iraq War. He eventually succumbs to the psychological conditioning, and becomes a sleeper agent for the terrorist cause.

Through Carrie's efforts, Brody has a change-of-heart and becomes a CIA double agent by Season Three. After completing an assassination in Iran, Brody is captured and subsequently hanged. Though Brody is denied honors, Carrie draws a star for him on the memorial wall at CIA headquarters.

Season Four of 'Homeland' will likely air on the Showtime network sometime this coming Fall. The specific premiere date remains unconfirmed.