‘Homeland’ Season Six to Be Set in New York; Showtime Boss Talks Series’ Future

Homeland Claire Danes Mandy Patinkin
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Showtime’s hit spy series has filmed all over the globe — from South Africa to Berlin — but next season will bring the drama back home to the United States.

Newly minted CEO David Nevins told reporters that “Homeland” will film its next season “in and around New York City,” revealing the news during his executive session at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif. on Tuesday.

President of programming Gary Levine heaped praise on showrunner/executive producer Alex Gansa, saying, “We are in awe how Alex Gansa and his writers reinvent ‘Homeland’ every season. It’s exciting to see how they bring it back to the U.S. and reinvent it again.”

Nevins also addressed the fate of Quinn (Rupert Friend), who suffered sarin gas poisoning last season — and was last seen locked in a hospital room with Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes). “I know and have seen exactly as much as you guys have seen,” he said. “There is no definitive answer given.”

He resisted any comparisons to shows like “The Walking Dead,” which have toyed with viewers’ expectations about whether a given character is alive or dead. “Homeland is a show that killed a lead,” he said. “It attempts to live in the real world. It’s less about playing games. There won’t be a supernatural solution.”

Levine added that Quinn would be changed by the experience. “If he should live, it will not be in any way shape or form the way he has lived to date,” he said.

The executives also talked about the future of the show, saying they’ve had “vague” discussions with Gansa about a potential end date. “He tends to attack the seasons one by one,” said Nevins.

Added Levine, “It’s not imminent. He sees many seasons to come.”

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  1. Apollo says:

    I am iranian
    and this series to insult us
    the story of homeland is wrong about us
    and iam so sorry for it
    Do not Believing
    It is Policy about us
    i am very sadly about it

  2. claudia says:

    l love this show..I think Carrie is an amazing actress.Needs to win an award..But she better get Quinn..L love his acting an such human support from his character gives one hope that things go well even once in awhile…!!! lol
    He and Saul r great actors..also deserve an award…
    please dont let Quinn be paralized..!!!
    l look forward to the next episode and others
    to come. !!GREAT SHOW !!!

  3. 85wzen says:

    I just finished the 1st season… it’s very good I thought… I guess I’ve got like 5 seasons to go…

  4. Guest says:

    I hated the way they treated Quinn. It was a good season though, except the last episode. Very anticlimatic and disappointing.

    • Quinn was left in a “coma”. It seemed as if Carrie was going to pull the plug on him but not shown. Hey maybe he will recover. Maybe that is why they wrote in that one of the terrorists gave him the antidote to lessen the effects..

      • What a plug. People. He was off life support, was breathing on his own. Carrie had to suffocate him with a pillow and this is 1st degree murder. He’s getting better. Letter wa written 2 years ago. So it was in Carrie’s head. Go to Showtime site and watch the last scene edited in different way. It has more frames and no voiceover. In 5/12 Gansa used still frame for 3-5 sec to make it look ambigious (We cant see if Q breathes). Gansa was good in manipulations ( but it was disrespectful for viewers,

  5. niloofar22 says:

    Hell Yes, a recovery arc + the option of runnig of to missions out of hurt feelings is out the window

  6. Jake says:

    Quinn was most definitely alive when the Season 5 finale aired. I was very hopeful in the final scene that all is well and I’m glad to hear that he’s coming back – they need to bring him back. Hopefully this means it’s the end for his black ops days, which I’m excited to see. This new transition for the show will be very interesting. Carrie, Saul and Quinn are my dream team – happy to hear they’ll be back.

    • derek117 says:

      I don’t know that it’s “certain”–but it would be very cheap for the writers to NOT definitively state Quinn’s dead during this off-season, if they weren’t planning on bringing him back. Plus, saying he “would be changed” is a strong hint that they have plans for him. Call me Optimistic!

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