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‘Homeland’ Season 6 Release Date Confirmed, Surprising Cast, Claire Danes Reveals Details Ahead Of Premiere

Last we saw of Homeland, Quinn was still alive and Carrie is still out of the CIA. Homeland Season 6 will be released early next year and premiere Sunday, January 15 at 9/8c on Showtime.

Claire Danes and the Series co-creator Alex Gansa gave us some juicy details on what to expect in Homeland Season 6.

Some fans wondered whether Carrie was going to put Quinn out of his misery at the end of the fifth season. However, that is not the case, Quinn will be returning and will not be the way we remember him.

According to Indiewire, Alex Gansa said the following about Quinn in Homeland Season 6.

“Quinn is alive, I can say that much,” Gansa said. “He suffered a major stroke last season and his very existence was in question … You’re going to see a very changed and altered Quinn this year.”

In the recent season of Homeland, Quinn was exposed to a chamber full of sarin gas by the terrorist who wanted to test out the weapon before unleashing it on Berlin. Quinn was given an antidote by a terrorist who had a guilty conscience but still suffered a stroke. Gansa continued.

“I think Quinn, this coming season, will really represent a very profound and familiar casualty of the war on terror for our audience. What he endured last year is different than what he’ll go through this year.”

In Homeland Season 6, you can also expect a lot of interactions between Quinn and Carrie as their relationship evolves. It is likely that Carrie will be his main caretaker as Quinn deals with his new health problems and has time to face some of his inner demons.

You are probably wondering what Homeland Season 6 is going to be all about. According to the synopsis, Season 6 picks up several months after the events in Berlin and Carrie Mathison has moved yet again — this time, the former CIA agent is living in Brooklyn, New York. Carrie is working with a foundation that provides aid to Muslims living in the U.S. who are likely dealing with discrimination due to the terrorist attacks committed in America.

Homeland Season 6 will also focus on the U.S. presidential election and the whole season will take place between election day and the inauguration. It is unclear how much Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be written into the series.

According to TV Line, Carrie’s daughter will have a reoccurring role in Homeland Season 6. Casting a 4-year old version of Carrie’s daughter will be done for the new season. It is unclear how Carrie deals with parenting full time while maintaining her bipolar disorder.

It is also likely that Saul will continue to try and convince Carrie to return to the CIA. As events unfold in Homeland Season 6, Carrie will not be privy to information about any CIA activity, which may lead the former agent to rejoin but we will have to wait to find out.

Claire Danes also spoke about her character’s relationship with Saul and what we can expect between the two characters who have a father/daughter type of relationship.

“They have diverged,” Danes said. “There has been a split that they’ve been working on repairing over the course of the last couple of seasons to varying degrees of success. Saul has committed himself even more fully to the agency, and Carrie rejects some fundamental principles of it. That’s very difficult to reconcile, but they are so profoundly bonded. That’s something they’ll never be able to rid themselves of, but she’s matured to a very different place than he has.”

There is a lot to look forward to in Homeland Season 6, which has a premiere date of Sunday, January 15 at 9/8c on Showtime.

If you miss Brody, you can catch Damien Lewis in Billions, which has been renewed for a second season.

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