Homeland S6 Set In Post-Election NYC

The upcoming sixth season of Showtime’s “Homeland” is returning to the United States after spending much of the last two years abroad.

Kicking off the show’s Emmy campaign on Wednesday at a For Your Consideration panel, showrunner Alex Gansa revealed to Variety that not only will the new season be set in New York, but will be set during a very specific period:

“The entire season will take place between election day and inauguration day. It’s an interesting time; a transition and transfer of power is happening. In that 72 days, we’re hopefully going to tell an interesting story. Whether the president is male or female, it’s going to be a very interesting character.”

With the New York setting, the executive producer says they’ve no plans to do another storyline about another terrorist attack in the city where 9/11 happened.

Of course the other big question is Rupert Friend’s Peter Quinn, a character whose fate was left up in the air at the end of last season. Gansa says: “Rupert will be back, but not the same. How we’re dramatizing Peter Quinn is still undecided at this moment.”

“Homeland” returns this Fall.