Filming on the sixth season of Showtime’s “Homeland” kicks off next week in New York and ahead of that, the network has given the series a huge vote of confidence with the announcement of it being renewed for a seventh and eighth season – taking the show through to 2019.
The upcoming sixth season will be set around New York and takes place between Election Day in early November and the presidential inauguration in late January. Elizabeth Marvel takes on the role of the junior New York Senator who has become the president elect in the new season.
Showrunner Alex Gansa revealed at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour yesterday that they have consulted with former NSA head Michael Hayden about the new season which has both Claire Danes’ Carrie and Mandy Patinkin’s Saul returning.
But what of Rupert Friend’s Quinn who seemingly died in his final scenes last year? Friend is back as a series regular here. Speaking about his return, Gans says:
“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.”
When the show does come to an end, Gansa says the producers would all like to see the final season shoot in Israel. When that will be is unclear as Showtime boss David Nevins says the show could certainly go beyond an eighth season.
“Homeland” returns to screens January 15th.
Source: The Live Feed