'Homeland' Season 6 Spoilers: TV Series Will Have A Female President-Elect In 2017 [DETAILS]
For the first time in the history of "Homeland," the Showtime series will have a female President-elect. During a Q&A session with Variety, series star Claire Danes and the show's executive producer and director, Lesli Linka Glatter, revealed that season 6 will have a female President. However, Danes is quick to point out that this character will not be a copy of Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
"'Homeland's' new president will not be a thinly veiled Hillary Clinton figure but rather a composite of all the different candidates," Danes told the publication.
Furthermore, this female politician will be a little "scary" since she challenges norms. The actress also said that, "She gets along with Carrie Mathison pretty well." This may mean that Mathison will be back in a government position in the upcoming season.
Danes and Glatter also shared with the reporter that the letter Mathison received from Peter Quinn in the season 5 finale was actually written by Quinn's portrayer, Rupert Friend.
The duo also said that season 6's filming begins in New York City this August which gives Danes some more time to spend with her 3-year-old son, Cyrus Dancy. "I get to have a summer," the star said.
As we reported earlier, "Homeland" season 6 will be set in New York and will take place during the two month period between Election Day and the swearing in of the new President of the United States. The series will explore the transfer of power during this 72-day period in the upcoming season.
Additionally, Rupert Friend has been cast as a series regular in season 6, which means his character Peter Quinn didn't die.
Furthermore, as we mentioned earlier, "Homeland" is close to getting renewed for seasons 7 and 8. However, season 6 will not air during fall this year. Instead, Showtime's political thriller will air in January 2017.