Homeland TV drama to launch full-scale invasion of Middle East in bid to boost flagging ratings
With Homeland’s third season continuing to fall foul of the critics and losing viewers by the week, producers have come up with a drastic new tactic in a bid to win back the award-winning TV drama’s audience.
In a statement released today, Showtime revealed that they were “scrapping” the current plotline and were instead going to focus the show’s attention on a “full-scale ground invasion of the Middle East involving all the major characters”.
“It’s becoming increasingly clear that US audiences aren’t exactly digging Carrie’s dive into bipolar mayhem, so we’ve taking things back to our roots and back to the Middle East,” said a spokesperson for the TV network. “Blood, guts and violence is a guaranteed draw, so from here on in it’s going to be a non-stop guns-and-glory shoot ‘em up.”
According to sources, the newly written storyline will see Brody return to Iraq to finish the job he was sent to complete a decade earlier, Carrie attempt to hunt down Abu Nazir’s remaining henchmen in Lebanon and Saul single-handedly take on the Iranian army.
“And it has all been shot in Israel,” said an insider.