You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Homeland’ Enlists Miranda Otto, More for Season Five

Homeland” has recruited four new series regulars to join Claire Danes’ reckless CIA agent Carrie Mathisen on her missions.

The Showtime drama welcomes Miranda Otto, Sebastian Koch, Sarah Sokolovic and Alexander Fehling as series regulars in the upcoming Berlin-set fifth season.

Picking up two years after her ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief, the new season finds Carrie estranged from the CIA and working for a private security firm in Germany. But it sounds like Carrie can’t escape her past: Otto plays current Berlin Chief of Station Allison Carr, who is working directly under Carrie’s CIA mentor, Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin).

Other casting details were equally vague. Koch plays Otto Düring, a German philanthropist with an eponymous foundation and Carrie’s boss. Sokolovic plays Laura Sutton, an American journalist who works with Carrie. Fehling plays Jonas Happich, legal counsel for the Düring Foundation and Carrie’s boyfriend.

Showtime also confirmed that Rupert Friend, whose character of Peter Quinn was last seen flying off to an almost-certain suicide mission, will be returning to the series.

Season five of “Homeland” begins filming this week in Berlin, where German film and TV fund Medienboard just contributed $1.1 million to the cost of shooting. The 12-episode season will premiere this fall on Showtime.

Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, “Homeland” was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon. It’s based on the original Israeli series “Prisoners of War” by Gideon Raff. Along with Gansa, Gordon and Raff, the executive producers for season five are Alexander Cary, Chip Johannessen, Meredith Stiehm, Patrick Harbinson, Lesli Linka Glatter, Avi Nir and Ran Telem.

More TV

  • Chuy Bravo seen at Focus Features

    Chuy Bravo, 'Chelsea Lately' Sidekick, Dies at 63

    Chuy Bravo, Chelsea Handler’s sidekick on her E! talk show “Chelsea Lately,” has died in Mexico City. He was 63. According to reports, the Mexican American actor died suddenly after being hospitalized with stomach pains while visiting family in Mexico. Handler posted a tribute to Bravo on Instagram shortly after reports of his death began [...]

  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Scarlett Johansson"

    'Saturday Night Live' Parodies 'A Marriage Story' with Kellyanne Conway (Watch)

    Scarlett Johansson may be nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in “A Marriage Story,” but when she hosted the Dec. 14 episode of “Saturday Night Live,” she slid into a less flashy role for that sketch comedy’s parody of the new dramatic film. Johansson took on the role of therapist to Kate McKinnon’s [...]

  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Scarlett Johansson"

    'Saturday Night Live': Kate McKinnon's Greta Thunberg Tells Trump to 'Grow Up' (Watch)

    With the December holidays upon us, “Saturday Night Live” took a brief detour from its usual parodies of political press conferences and the impeachment hearings to instead begin its Dec. 14 episode with a sketch about average families discussing the state of the world over dinner — with a special message from Greta Thunberg (as [...]

  • Christmas Town Hallmark

    Hallmark Faces Holiday Controversy After Rejecting Ad With Same-Sex Couple

    Hallmark Channel delivered a sentiment very different from the ones found in its parent company’s greeting cards when its executives questioned an ad showing two women getting married — and barred the commercial from running on its schedule. Zola, a company that offers online wedding registries and wedding planning services, had been running commercials in [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content