Homeland Season 2 Details Revealed!

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Claire Danes as CIA agent Carrie Mathison on Showtime's 'Homeland' -- Showtime

The stellar first season of Showtime's "Homeland" left CIA agent Carrie Mathison's life in complete disarray and Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody poised to infiltrate the government - so how will the unorthodox ex-government agent stop the possible sleeper cell terrorist?

Access Hollywood caught up with "Homeland" executive producer Howard Gordon at Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego on Thursday, where he spilled Season 2 details.

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"We're picking up the story about six months later [when Season 2 starts]. [Carrie] is in a very fragile place... She's sort of convalesced and she's back in life, but not at the job she's been working at for her adult life," Gordon told Access.

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So how does Carrie (played by Claire Danes) work her way back into the CIA after being ousted?

"There is a threat of an attack on U.S. soil and there's a source in the Middle East that will only talk to Carrie," he revealed.

As for Brody (played by Damian Lewis), he'll have a new life in the U.S. government.

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"His career has emerged in the last six months as a Congressman, and his ascent will continue," Gordon continued.

As for Claire's pregnancy - earlier this month the actress announced that she and husband Hugh Dancy are expecting their first child - the crew plans on using some camera tricks to avoid showing her growing baby bump.

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"We'll get progressively closer on her [as the season progresses]," Gordon said, explaining that the timing of her pregnancy and their shooting schedule will match up well.

"Homeland" returns of Season 2 on September 30, 2012 on Showtime.

-- Jesse Spero

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