Showtime's Homeland Season 5 will premiere in fall and will focus on the life of Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) after leaving the CIA as she struggle with guilt and disillusionment as CIA station chief in Islamabad and on the frontline of the U.S.'s war on terror.
This early, there were rumors that newcomer Sebastian Koch, who plays Otto During, a German philanthropist and Mathison's new boss in the private security firm she works with, will be the season's new villain, according to Crossmap.
Otto's back story reveals he comes from a Nazi family. The report added the next Homeland season would deviate from the usual middle eastern conflicts, and focus around Nazi activities and Russian espionage.
Mathison's peace will be shattered when Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) returns to her quiet life in Berlin, said Vine Report. In Homeland Season 5, Carrie and Paul had a bitter falling out after the latter decided to join Black Ops specialist Dar Adal. Carrie felt betrayed by Saul's decision.
Alex Gansa commented on the issue in an interview with TV Line, "As we open the season, Saul is back in the CIA and Carrie is out of it. So that's going to create, by definition, a distance between them."
Ganza was non-committal if Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) and Carrie will develop romantically in the next season of Showtime's CIA thriller Homeland.
He said, "How much of the connection between Carrie and Quinn... is actually romantic [versus] operational? How much is just that they recognize each other so well? How much is the desire for both of them to move on past this job that they do? Those are the questions that we're wrestling with. We wrestled with them last season. We're wrestling with them again."
Homeland Season 5 to Move Away Islamic Terrorism Stereotype
Earlier, we reported that Showtime president David Nevins wanted Homeland Season 5 to move away from the stereotype Islamic terrorism. It's why the network has decided to shoot the next season entirely in Germany and write a plot that focuses on that region.
He commented, "We're not necessarily going to stay now and forever [focusing on] U.S. relations in the Muslim world. It's a show ultimately about U.S. foreign policy, U.S. intelligence in the 21st century at a very difficult time. So we're exploring a few different possibilities and may change it up a little bit. The real franchise of the show is how difficult it is to be America in the world in the 21st century, how difficult the choices are. I think that's a story that will remain relevant for as long as they can come up with new stories."
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Nevins added Homeland Season 5 will not be focusing on Pakistan. He said, "I don't think they've settled on anything. [Showrunner] Alex [Gansa] is always very adamant he wants to focus on nothing but the season in front of him. But certainly going somewhere else overseas-they're not going back to Pakistan-is one possibility."