Last season ended with Claire Danes’ Carrie Mathison in a precarious position with her father gone, her hope for a future with Quinn possibly gone, and her faith in the paternal Saul shaken. Set two years after season four, the new episodes of Showtime’s “Homeland” will take its main character wholly outside the scope of Middle Eastern affairs and the CIA for the first time, and now the cable network has released a short teaser to give us a glimpse at Carrie’s life post-CIA.
Brisk, action-packed, and moody, the first teaser for season five is anchored around an emotional and tense conversation between Mandy Patinkin’s Saul Berenson and Carrie, who has left the CIA and her country for Berlin, Germany, to work as the head of security for a German philanthropist. Of course, as you’ll see in the teaser, it looks like Carrie will be drawn back into the intelligence world whether she wants to or not.
Watch the teaser below, along with the press release. “Homeland” will air sometime this fall on Showtime.
NEW YORK, NY: July 9, 2015: Hot on the heels of launching its stand-alone streaming service, SHOWTIME is giving viewers a first look at the upcoming fifth season of the Emmy®and Golden Globe ®-winning drama series HOMELAND. Premiering this fall, the series will pick up two years after Carrie Mathison’€™s (Emmy®, Screen Actors Guild® and Golden Globe® Award winner Claire Danes) ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief. Struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the “war on terror,” Carrie finds herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working as the head of security for a German philanthropist. HOMELAND is currently in production in Berlin, and is the first American TV series to shoot entirely in Germany. Season five also stars Emmy nominee Rupert Friend, Oscar® winner F. Murray Abraham, Sebastian Koch, Screen Actors Guildwinner Miranda Otto,Alexander Fehling, Sarah Sokolovic, and Emmy and TonyÂ® winner Mandy Patinkin.
The first look tease for HOMELAND season five will debut on air on SHOWTIME this Sunday, July 12th, during the third season premieres of the critically-acclaimed, hit series RAY DONOVAN and MASTERS OF SEX. To watch and share, go to: https://youtu.be/EtF2gRfgVmc.
Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, HOMELAND was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and is based on the original Israeli series “Prisoners of War” by Gideon Raff. Along with Gansa and Gordon, the executive producers for season five are Meredith Stiehm, Patrick Harbinson, Chip Johannessen, Alexander Cary, Lesli Linka Glatter, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir and Ran Telem.