Homeland is pushing the reset button.
The Emmy-winning drama, which ended Season 3 with Carrie (Claire Danes) pregnant with the late Brody's baby just as she was promoted to a position overseas, was the target of heated criticism from fans as well as critics.
"I don't know how you can look at the last six or seven episodes that we did last..
Meredith Stiehm is returning to Homeland as executive producer, Deadline reports.
Stiehm, who was one of the original writers on the Showtime drama, left after Season 2 to run The Bridge with Elwood Reid. But she will now depart the FX drama after striking a deal with Homeland producer Fox 21 to return for Homeland's fourth season and its fifth, pending an order from Showtime. Stiehm's deal also includes a development component.
FX has renewed The Bridge for a second season, the network announcedTuesday.
"We've been blown away by the compelling performances of Demian Bichirand Diane Kruger and the writing of Meredith Stiehm, Elwood Reid and their team, and are thrilled to be able to continue this journey for another season," Eric Schrier, FX president of original programming, said in a statement.
FX's The Bridge (Wednesdays, 10/9c) reinterprets the hit Danish/Swedish drama Bron as a modern-day dark thriller about a crime that occurs on the border between the U.S. and Mexico and how tensions along the border impact that investigation. Thrust together as unlikely partners on the case are a no-nonsense El Paso investigator (Diane Kruger), whose Asperger's makes her off-putting to many, and her charming but cunning counterpart from Chihuahua State Police (Demian Bichir). Executive producer/writer Meredith Stiehm knows a thing or two about mysterious cases, having created Cold Case, while fellow exec producer Elwood Reid knows a thing or two about characters, having been a carpenter, a cook and a bouncer before writing paid the bills. Stiehm and Reid explain why we should hop on The Bridge before its Oct. 2 season finale
Fans of The Bridge, have no fear! Unlike AMC's The Killing, the FX drama will provide a resolution for the central mystery before next season.
In fact, The Bridge will "put it away in dramatic fashion before the end of the season," executive producer Elwood Reid promised...