After starring together in Broadway's Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Tony nominees Amy Morton and Tracy Letts will reunite on season three of Showtime's Homeland, according to TVLine.com. Morton will play the recurring role of Erin Kimball, Carrie’s attorney appointed by the CIA. Letts will take on the role of Senator Andrew Lockhart, an authoritative, no-nonsense committee chairman, also a recurring role. The new season is slated to premiere on September 29.
Season three of Homeland will begin during the aftermath of the terror attack that decimated the U.S. intelligence apparatus, leading to a global manhunt for Nick Brody, the world’s most wanted terrorist. As Carrie (Claire Danes) and Saul (Mandy Patinkin) try to pick up the pieces of their personal and professional lives, they become enmeshed in a political and media firestorm.
Morton and Letts are frequent collaborators, having starred together in a number of productions at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. On Broadway, Morton earned a Tony nomination for her performance in Letts’ Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama August: Osage County in 2008. Morton also appeared on Broadway in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Her film and TV credits include Boss, Up in the Air, Blue Bloods and Rookie of the Year. In addition to August: Osage County, which is currently being adapted into a feature film, Letts is the writer of Bug, Superior Donuts, Killer Joe, Man From Nebraska and Three Sisters. As an actor, Letts has appeared on TV’s Prison Break, Judging Amy and The District.