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 has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 13 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Music.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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