Howard Gordon doesn’t think Homeland fans should expect a complete reboot in Season 4.
"Obviously it’s going to require a fair bit of reinvention, but [showrunner] Alex [Gansa] and his team are inheriting a lot of players still on the board, most notably Carrie,”
"I mean, we always conceived of the show really early as the axis of Carrie and Saul; [it] is so powerful, and those characters have so much more in them.”
Gansa previously said that Patinkin will be back as a series regular in the coming season, and Gordon says he imagines Carrie’s mentor will be as big a part of the series as he always has even though he’s not in the CIA anymore.
"Carrie, her maternity will obviously play into it," When the suggestion of the new season starting with Carrie’s baby magically having been adopted or out of the picture, Gordon says, "No, no no no."
Gansa and the writers will convene in “a few weeks” to discuss the direction Season 4 will take. Of where Gordon would like to see the show head, he says he wants it to “just be true to itself and keep on surprising people.”