It was Showtime’s turn at the Television Critics Association yesterday with their various series being dicussed with reporters.
The network’s biggest hit “Homeland” will shift its setting once again for the sixth season. After being mostly in Pakistan for the fourth and Germany for the fifth, the upcoming season will be both set and shot in and around New York City.
Showtime’s David Nevins confirms the domestic setting for the new season and would not give a definitive answer as to the fate of fan favorite Quinn (Rupert Friend) who was last seen in a hospital room. He does say that: “Quinn is very damaged, no question about that. If he should live, he won’t be in the shape and form he was.”
Asked for a potential end to the series, Nevins says it’s up to the showrunners but adds”: “it’s not imminent.”
One show also not ending is its second most popular series “Shameless,” the long running family comedy-drama which the network has been renewed for a twelve-episode seventh season – two days after the sixth season’s premiere.
The network also announced an April 10th premiere for “House of Lies,” and re-affirmed an early 2017 premiere for the revival of “Twin Peaks” with David Lynch said to be more than halfway through his shooting schedule.
Lynch is directing all episodes from one long script he wrote with co-creator Mark Frost. Lynch is shooting the series as one continuous movie which he will later cut it into at least nine (likely several more) episodes.
Finally, the network has greenlit the Jim Carrey-produced dark comedy series “I’m Dying Up Here”. Melissa Leo, Clark Duke, Ari Graynor, Andrew Santino, RJ Cyler, Erik Griffin and Stephen Guarino lead the cast.
The series is set in the celebrated and infamous L.A. stand-up comedy scene of the 1970s when the careers of most comedy superstars began. Sebastian Stan, Dylan Baker, Robert Forster, Alfred Molina and Cathy Moriarty will guest star.