Connecting the Dots on Homeland Season 5

July 1, 2015

Homeland fans have seen the show evolve over the years, from a frantic first season filled with conspiracies to a sprawling international affair post-Brody. As we gear up for Season 5, we rounded up all the facts we can find about agent Carrie” Mathison’s next mission, and where the show could go from here.

Carrie will no longer be an intelligence officer: At PaleyFest series co-creator Alex Gansa explaind that the show will “jump two and a half years” into the future. “We are going to be shooting the show in Europe, probably in Germany, and Carrie will no longer be an intelligence officer,” Gansa said. Claire Danes joked her character would be “making beer.” We doubt things will have gotten that easy.

The show will include many new faces: Casting announcements have hinted at what’s to come in Berlin, with Carrie’s new boss, an intrepid American reporter, and Saul’s newest employee included in the roster. Many of these roles are linked to Carrie’s boyfriend, so Carrie/Quinn-shippers might lose some hope.

The Carrie/Quinn connection will continue to split fans: Everyone has an opinion on whether Carrie should end up with Quinn, even the cast and crew. Rupert Friend, who plays Quinn wasn’t sure of Carrie’s intentions. “It’s unclear to me yet whether Carrie’s feelings for Quinn were momentary or deeper. And I don’t think the show is clear on that yet,” Friend told Entertainment Weekly. “Clearly, Quinn has had feelings for Carrie for a long time. I don’t want to speculate too much…my preference is that I’m not into the artificially elongated ‘will they or won’t they.’ If you want to do it, go for it. Don’t be cute.” While writer and exec producer Meredith Stiehm believes in love. “I was a fierce advocate. I really thought that was there something in the air from day one,” Stiehm said.

It will be back sooner than you think: While there’s no firm premiere date on the calendar, all signs point to a fall return for Homeland. We’ll keep you posted on any intel we gather.

Don’t miss Homelands return, this fall on SHOWTIME® (Ch. 545), until then catch up on past episodes.

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