Regular cast members Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham, and Mandy Patinkin are all returning for the new season, which will take place between the election and inauguration of a new president.
In the interview, Johannessen says season six will explore Carrie as a mother:
[Her] role as a mother — and possibly as a bad mother — is a little more front and center. Last season, it was easy for her to put Frannie on a plane and get her out of [Berlin].”
The new season will also address Brody’s (Damian Lewis) absence:
“One thing that surfaces this season is the question of who her father was. I actually just got done writing a scene for Episode 9 that serves as kind of a follow-up to a monologue [Carrie delivered to Frannie] in Season 4, in which she got her up to speed on who her father was.”
Season six of Homeland premieres on January 15th.
What do you think? Are you a Homeland fan? Are you looking forward to the new season?