After Emmys slip, Homeland turns to new season to regain footing
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - After Claire Danes claimed her second straight Emmy for best actress in a drama on Sunday night, she mused that her role as the brilliant bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison in Homeland was a "good gig" that she hopes "lasts a while".
The third season of Homeland, however, has its challenges after a second season that underwhelmed critics. Notwithstanding Danes' repeat win, Sunday served up a reminder of the pressure on the Showtime counterterrorism thriller to regain its footing.
After winning six Emmys last year for its freshman season including the trifecta of top awards - best drama series, and best actor and actress in a drama - Homeland walked away this year with just two trophies out of 11 nominations.
The first season of Homeland, adapted from an Israeli series, captured viewers with its complex characters and plots that resonated with the real terrorism fears among the United States (US) public. Even US President Barack Obama declared himself to be a fan.