A little later than usual, Homeland is merely a little over two months away from us. And we have already soaked up every news there is about the sixth season, like the fact that we will see Elizabeth Marvel as President-elect, Hill Harper as her Chief-of-Staff and Patrick Sabongui as a friend of Carrie’s who teaches at the City University of New York. Dominic Fumusa will join the cast as a FBI Agent, which will bring the other major US organization into play as well.
We also know that the upcoming season is back on US ground and set in New York City.
The best news of them all is, however, that Rupert Friend will be returning as Peter Quinn, which really wasn’t certain at all after how season five ended.
We’ve also got an official synopsis of the new season:
“After she thwarted a terrorist attack in Berlin, Season 6 picks up several months later and finds Carrie Mathison (Danes) back on American soil, living in Brooklyn, New York. She has begun working at a foundation whose efforts are to provide aid to Muslims living in the U.S. Season six will tackle the after effects of the U.S. presidential election, with the entire season taking place between election day and the inauguration. It’s a strange, transitional time in the halls of government filled with anxiety and different competing interests, where a very fragile and complex transfer of power takes place between the outgoing president and the incoming president-elect (played by House of Cards‘ Elizabeth Marvel).”
All in all, we’ve got a solid amount of information, though there is one thing missing: A teaser trailer.
But it isn’t anymore, as Showtime has just released the teaser and it looks pretty epic!
A cover version of Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” is playing while we can see the first few scenes of the new season. We see Carrie on a bus, probably making her way back to her new home in Brooklyn, as she’s kissing her daughter goodnight a few scenes after.
We also get a first look at Saul (Patinkin) and Dar (Murray Abraham), who look pretty stressed out as it seems to be an intense time.
Carrie’s former boss from Berlin also seems to make an appearance in season six of Homeland, even though the upcoming seasons plays several months after the end of season five.
We get a first glimpse of Marvel as the president-elect, as well as, of Fumusa for just a short second.
It also looks like Carrie and Dar might not be on the same side this time, which wouldn’t surprise me, given what we know so far of Dar from past seasons.
The new season seems to be just as intense as the previous seasons and January 15 cannot get here soon enough.
Check out the teaser and see for yourself what Carrie and co are up to in New York: