LOS ANGELES, June 2 (UPI) -- Season 6 of Showtime's Homeland is scheduled to go into production in New York this August, then will premiere in January.
This marks a return to the United States for the globe-trotting series, which was set for the last two seasons in South Africa and Germany. Led by Claire Danes, the cast also includes Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham and Mandy Patinkin.
"After she thwarted a terrorist attack in Berlin, Season 6 picks up several months later and finds Carrie Mathison back on American soil, living in Brooklyn, N.Y.," a synopsis said. "She has begun working at a foundation whose efforts are to provide aid to Muslims living in the United States. Season 6 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."
"We are proud that Homeland has been so consistently recognized for its excellence with awards and critical acclaim, but we are in awe of how the series fearlessly mines the geopolitics of our complicated world and translates that into compelling human drama," David Nevins, president and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc., said in a statement. "Under Alex Gansa's brilliant leadership, Homeland has shown an uncanny ability to reinvent itself which makes us supremely confident that this show will remain as distinctive, relevant and cutting edge as anything on television for as long as these producers want to continue."