Homeland came to a quieter close than usual this year (kind of hard to top the real-life political circus), but with it, the Showtime drama seemingly said goodbye to one of its own … again. This time around, said star at least confirms the character gave their life, and reflects on the big shakeup in Season 6.
Even as Homeland largely sat out 2016, the series’ future is at least assured through Season 8; likely 2019 overall. There’s no telling what political landscape the series might have to reflect by then, but showrunner Alex Gansa thinks the next two seasons will likely prove the final, getting Carrie back to work as an Intelligence offer.
Homeland fans with Showtime subscriptions have likely checked out the Season 6 premiere, in which a certain character’s fate is rather quickly revealed. Now, ahead of the official premiere, showrunners and stars explain why [SPOILER] is still kicking, and what it means for the series overall.
Homeland made waves with the news that Season 6 would bypass 2016 altogether, but it seems Carrie & co. found a way to sneak us some early intel. Watch the full January premiere right now, find out what happened to Quinn, and see what brings Homeland Season 6 to New York City!
Showtime’s Homeland has always drawn from real-world events to inform its counter-terrorism narrative, though Season 5's efforts to shift focus from Middle-Eastern countries to Europe grew especially topical in the wake of 2015's Paris attacks. Now, Season 6 producers explain that the New York relocation will shy away from terrorist acts or cells altogether, instead focusing on “do-it-yourself” threats.
If ever you thought that Homeland Season 6 might prove less topical by its election of a female President, think again. The delicate transition of power is on full display in the first full trailer, featuring the threat of homegrown terrorism and our first hint of Quinn in the new footage.
Showtime had long made clear that Homeland would skew especially topical with Season 6, exploring the transition of power between an outgoing President and the new PEOTUS. Granted, that foresight gets a little awkward with the presumption of a female President-Elect, but Season 6 will nonetheless stay topical with a look at the so-called “Alt-Right,” courtesy of Dawn of the Dead alum Jake Weber.
If ever Homeland had a topical window to explore the peaceful transition of power, January 2017 would be it. After the first trailer, see Season 6 in a new light and a new Homeland, as the series comes home to New York City to fight homegrown terrorism.
We’ll have tragically spent the whole of 2016 Homeland-free, but consider Showtime about to make up for it. Ahead of a January 2017 premiere, take a look at the first trailer for Homeland Season 6's big move to New York City, complete with … Quinn, is that you?
Showtime’s Homeland has an intriguing pattern of reinventing itself year after year, and now has at least two more years to do it. In addition to confirming a January premiere for the New York-set Season 6, Showtime officially announces Homeland has been renewed through Season 8.