Big changes are in store for Homeland. Recently, the series’ showrunner and cast teased new details about the Showtime drama’s upcoming sixth season, via The Hollywood Reporter.
From Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, the political drama stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a CIA officer who also suffers from bipolar disorder. The cast also includes Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham, and Sarah Sokolovic.
As we reported earlier, season six of Homeland will take place between the election of a new president (played by Elizabeth Marvel) and her inauguration. At the show’s TCA summer press tour panel, Gansa said this new president will be a mix of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Bernie Sanders:
Every season, when we’re developing stories, we’re terrified of being counterfactual by the time we air. This year, we’re hedging our bets a little bit. She’s a little bit Hillary, a little bit Donald Trump and a little bit Bernie Sanders.
If you listen to Donald Trump, there are these people who run the government from administration to administration and they have completely screwed the world up. There is part of that in our president. There is also a little bit of Hillary, in terms of she’s a pragmatist and knows Washington from the inside.”
He also revealed that Quinn (Friend) is still alive:
“Quinn is alive. I can say that much, but we really want to be careful about revealing what his condition is. He suffered a major stroke last season. You are going to see a very changed and altered Quinn this year. I think Quinn, this coming season, will really represent a profound and familiar casualty of the war on terror for our audience. What he endured last year is different from what he’ll go through this year. This year will be suffused with his daily relationship with Claire’s character.”
Season six of Homeland premieres on January 15th, 2017.
What do you think? Do you watch Homeland? Are you excited for season six?