The newest “Homeland” Season 3 teaser video is bleak, to say the least. As the music of Adele plays, the video shows Carrie, Brody and Saul in a series of empty rooms and hallways. Everyone is serious. They might even be hopeless.
That’s not to say that this is a bad video — on the contrary, it’s beautiful in its stark look. Isolation does seem to be the theme, since the characters are mostly the only ones in each room. Carrie (Claire Danes) does have brief encounters with both Saul (Mandy Patinkin) and Brody (Damian Lewis), but even she is left alone in the end.
Each of the characters seems to be portraying a very specific theme. For Saul, every moment seems to be accusatory — he confronts and appears mainly in what look like interrogation rooms. Brody, in contrast, is hiding. The man covers up (except when he sees Carrie) and repeatedly walks away. Poor Carrie merely seems confused, like she is torn between loyalties as much as her very reality is often torn.
Put all that to the music of Adele, and you can’t help but get beauty as a result.
“Homeland” Season 3 premieres Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9pm on Showtime.