Wednesday, July 24, 2024

“Homeland” Says Goodbye to Damian Lewis’s Brody: We Were Warned


Our long national nightmare is over. Award winning actor Damian Lewis has left “Homeland.” His character, Brody, expired in last night’s finale.

We’d been warned. Remember: the show’s producers hinted at this at last July’s TCAs. They said Brody was expendable. And so he was.

What next? “Homeland” is renewed for another season. But it’s likely Saul and Carrie will have new terrorists to deal with. And no more romances, with any luck. “Homeland” ran aground when Lewis’s Brody and Claire Danes’ Carrie started snooping on each other, in bed. No more of that. Of course, Carrie will have Brody’s baby. Maybe the nanny will be a terrorist.

Lewis goes on to bigger and better things. Hey, maybe Danes will exit after next year. Season 5 will be Saul on his own.

I guess there’s no “Homeland” movie.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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