Brody was depicted hanging by the neck in the show’s previous season final.
But Homeland is known for its twists and even co-star Claire Danes has her doubts.
‘A lot of people, even my friends, were saying, “Is he really dead?”, Danes told Harper’s Bazaar.
“And it’s absurd, but I think there’s a part of me that is also a little unsure.
“I’ll really start to believe it when we’re filming and he’s not there. That’s going to be hard and sad,” she said.
“I loved working with him and he carried half the weight of the show. So I’m a little bit daunted about what that means for me.”
The new series will see Danes’s Carrie posted to Pakistan as a CIA station chief, while struggling with the choice to keep her and Brody’s child as a single parent.
TEN is due to fast-track the next season soon.
Source: Radio Times