DON’T WATCH: New Trailer For ‘Homeland’ Season 3

Damian Lewis and Clare Danes in 'Homeland'

Damian Lewis and Clare Danes in ‘Homeland’

Normally we’d be cock-a-hoop with a brand new (as of yesterday) trailer for the new season of a hit TV show starring Damian Lewis. Actually, anything starring Damian Lewis would do. Normally, the very appearance of such a thing would create a frenzied stabbing of the play button on the video embed below, and a fierce twist of the volume knob / jamming in of earbuds.

However, this is a more subtle, esoteric affair than your average boom and snippet job. A true teaser, in that it seems to be promising things, but doesn’t really deliver, particular in the visual department. So, you can hear voices, a Brody here, maybe, a Saul there, but there’s nothing but static and darkness, and it’s all admirably tense.

And according to a reputable source (trans: someone on YouTube), that voice you hear at the end is saying, in Arabic “I am a muslim lost in this world. Help me come clean again”

Whatever can it all mean? We’ll find out on September 29, possibly.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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