Carrie Mathison wants to experience the normal life as she heads back to the United States in the upcoming season of ‘Homeland.’
The sixth installment will find Carrie, played by Claire Danes, returning to her home and making the necessary preparations to start a new life. After leaving her job in a Berlin-based private security company, she is set to reside in New York and develop a closeness to her daughter- a major move for the former agent.
In an interview with Huffington Post, director Lesli Linka Glatter confirmed that Carrie is set on being mentally and spiritually at peace in ‘Homeland’ season six. Danes’ character will also have a personal mission, which is likely to pave the way for a simpler, more peaceful life.
However, it has been questioned by fans whether Carrie is capable of pulling this off considering her previous jobs and experiences.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Danes revealed that her character can be expected to deal with more difficulties in the new installment.
"She's pretty ravaged, you know, by the end. She's been through yet another ring of hell, so I think she always, in the beginning of the season, seems in the mood to stabilize, and then her calling disrupts that, so I think it'll be more of that," the 37-year-old actress shared.
In the last five seasons of ‘Homeland,’ Carrie found herself in the midst of the United States’ war against the insurgents. Aside from witnessing numerous deaths in different parts of the world, she has also taken down a fair share of the criminal characters.
Despite numerous accomplishments, the overall experience did not necessarily put her on a peaceful track. Moreover, Carrie’s bipolar disorder still exists even though it was not mentioned on the fifth season. As she attempts to look back on her life and recognize what she has become in the process, the illness is likely to haunt her once again.
Besides her personal issues, the series’ main protagonist will also remain alarmed about former colleague Peter Quinn's condition. Rumors have been suggesting that he will survive the troubles he has been in and eventually get back on his feet.
On the other hand, Rupert Friend’s character won’t just have to recover physically but may also decide to put up a wall between him and Carrie after admitting his love for her before going into a comma. Quinn is also likely to avoid being a burden to her, particularly after learning how the sarin gas has impacted his physical conditions.
Showtime has already renewed the award-winning show for two more seasons, which means it will remain on air until 2019 at least.
The series made its debut in the U.S. in 2011, raking in consecutive awards and positive reviews for its portrayal of Danes’ character alongside U.S. marine Nicholas Brody, played by Damien Lewis, as well as other CIA members, political figures and armed rebels, among others.
‘Homeland’ season six is set to premiere in January on Showtime.