Damian Lewis on Homeland series 3: “Carrie and Brody are over”

"I don't think those two can be together" says the star, of the romance between his and Clare Danes's characters

Homeland fans hoping to see more of the dangerous romance between Nicholas Brody and Carrie Mathison could be in for a disappointment when the drama returns for series three.


“I think Brody and Carrie are over. I don’t think those two can be together,” said Damian Lewis, who plays the US Marine-turned-congressman in the conspiracy thriller.

“Can you imagine them being married and bringing up kids? I don’t think it would last long. I think they’d be in the divorce courts pretty quickly so I don’t think that’s a story that has got many legs.”

Brody and Carrie’s tumultuous relationship began with the CIA officer, played by Claire Danes, on the trail of the former Al-Qaeda hostage, believing he had been turned by the enemy. But it gradually transformed into a bizarre romance strengthened by Brody’s experiences in the Middle East and Carrie’s battle with mental illness.

The pair were last seen parting ways at the end of series two, but with a suggestion that they would see one another again.

Lewis, who won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of the enigmatic Brody, made the comments about the series at London’s Guildhall where he was presented with the Freedom of the City of London.

He called the accolade “one of the greatest honours I’ve ever received” but rued the fact that certain traditonal priviledges, such as the right to drive sheep over London Bridge, no longer applied.

“I’ve got a flock in my garden in Tufnell Park but I wasn’t allowed to bring them down,” he joked.


Homeland is made by US network Showtime and airs in the UK on Channel 4.