‘Homeland’ Season 6: Release Date, Rupert Friend Filming, Trailer Ahead Of Premiere

If you are a fan of Homeland, you will be glad to know the hit series has been renewed through Season 8.

Homeland Season 6 is being filmed in New York and has a release date January 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime in 2017.

Ahead of the premiere, we can tell you that Rupert Friend will be returning as Quinn who is still alive but a completely different person following his traumatic ordeal in Berlin.

The new trailer shows Carrie is still half in, half out of the intelligence game and Saul is still dedicated to his work at the CIA.

In Homeland Season 5, Saul and Carrie were at odds but they are still loyal to each other and worked on repairing their relationship. Saul invited Carrie back to the CIA but she was not interested. During the Television Critics Association panel, Claire Danes, who plays Carrie Mathison, spoke about her character’s relationship with Saul ahead of the premiere.

“There has been a split that they’ve been working on repairing over the course of the past couple of seasons,” Danes said according to Variety magazine. “I think that Saul has committed himself even more fully to the agency, and Carrie rejects some fundamental principles of it. They are so profoundly bonded, that’s not anything that they will be able to rid themselves of, nor would they want to. She’s matured into a very different place from where he has matured to.”


In Homeland Season 6, Carrie will be working in New York as an advocate for Muslims who have been discriminated against by local authorities. The TV show has explored the moral dilemma when using drones on terrorists that sometimes has civilian casualties.

The series takes it further by exploring other aspects of the war on terror on American Muslims.

It is likely that Carrie comes across some information about a terrorist attack while doing her new job, which suggests she is not fully committed to advocating on behalf of Muslims or her counter-terrorism work.

Carrie’s mental health plays a role in her reckless and rogue agent style of doing her job. Despite her talent, we have seen Carrie go off her medication and compromise her job. We can expect Carrie’s bipolar disorder to play a role in Homeland Season 6.


Real political issues will be implemented to Homeland. The United States counterterrorism policies will continue to be explored in the series and the Iran deal, which has been a hot topic in the 2016 Presidential elections will also be part of the plot.

Although the President in Homeland Season 6 is a woman, she will not be portraying Hillary Clinton. The executive producer Alex Gansa has stated that the character, Elizabeth Keane, the president-elect character played by Elizabeth Marvel who is a junior senator from New York, will have character traits from Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump.

“We talked about the Iran nuclear deal, so that’s a fairly big part of the show, and also about how law enforcement in this country is treating the Muslim community right now, and how they’ve been treating the Muslim community since 9/11,” Gansa said. “There are strong feelings on both sides.”

Rupert Friend’s Peter Quinn is teased in the recent trailer. Although we know that he is alive, it is unclear how much the character will be able to do physically or whether his relationship with Carrie goes further.

Peter Quinn is one of the bigger mysteries going into Homeland Season 6. We know that he had a stroke after being exposed to the nerve agent and he will be a different man and possibly disabled.

Homeland Season 6 has a release date of January 15 and premieres at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime next year.

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