‘Homeland’ Season 6 Will Have Female POTUS Like Hillary Clinton?

Fans of Showtime’s Homeland season 6 will have to wait until January 2017, to see the return of Claire Danes’ Carrie Mathison. Before the release of the upcoming season of the American political thriller drama, the show’s executive producer and director Lesli Linka Glatter teased the fans about the possibility of having a female POTUS in the seasons to come. Moreover, the new Commander-in-Chief may relate with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.

During the recently held Q&A with Glatter and Danes, the announcement was made that the Showtime series will feature a female president-elect. This made many fans wondering the similarity between the recent announcement by Showtime and the presidential nominee, Clinton.

Although Variety noted that the according to Danes, the new POTUS is going to get along with Carrie pretty well as like her, she is also among those who wants to change the norms and the new character is not going to resemble any real-life candidates.

“Homeland’s new president will not be a thinly veiled Hillary Clinton figure but rather – a composite of all the different candidates – she’s challenging norms and is a little scary for that reason.”

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Meanwhile, all the earlier seasons of Homeland featured Carrie working in different cities from around the world namely, Istanbul, Berlin, Islamabad, Bagdad, Tehran and others. But now the Showtime CEO David Nevins thinks that this is the right time to bring Carrie back home and to show how she can tackle the domestic terrorist attacks in the United States of America. During the recently held Television Critics AP tour in Pasadena, David stated that the upcoming season will be set in New York city.

“Homeland will be shot next year in New York City, in and around New York. It will be set domestically. It will be set primarily in the New York area, but not exclusively.”

During her conversation with Sioux City Journal, series Showrunner, Alex Gansa revealed that the production team has decided to keep Carrie and her fellow CIA officers to stay in the states – but only for season 6.

“We’ve taken her through so much sturm and drang over the last few years that we thought it would be nice to give her a little domestic bliss – which, by the way, was not something everybody wanted to do or everyone wanted to see on our staff.”

Season 6 of Homeland, which Showtime delayed until 2017, will show the period between the Election Day and the inauguration ceremony that will create a havoc for Carrie and her fellow CIA agents. Entertainment Weekly reported that the upcoming season will handle the election situation in a new way.

According to a recent press release from Showtime, the new season will start from “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.”

Alex told Entertainment Weekly that the period from the election date to the inauguration day is among the toughest days in America, as no one knows who is in charge and there is a responsibility to educate the newly appoint president.

“That is a very complex transfer of power filled with all kinds of anxiety and different competing interests — How do I get the ear of the new president? How does the new president-elect to deal with the president that’s going out? — and it’s a dangerous time in our democracy.”

Homeland season 6 has no official premiere release date, but with the recent news of showing a female POTUS who will work along with Claire Danes’ Carrie Mathison.

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