The critically-acclaimed political thriller Homeland Season 5 is two months away and fans of the show, including President Barrack Obama, can't wait for new updates and spoilers of the upcoming new installment of the franchise.
As the release date of the next season nears, Showtime has release a set of new photos, as well as a new trailer providing viewers of what's to expect in the new season that is rumored to also touch on the growing Isis threats, the Charlie Hebdo incident, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
The new season promises a whole new direction with CIA operative Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) leaving the agency and settling in Berlin with her daughter Fanny and Damien Lewis (Nicholas Brody) also leaving the series, said Melty.
In the trailer, Carrie was shown still having ill-feelings towards her mentor and friend Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) who accused her of "turning her back on her whole life" as well as being "naive and stupid." To which Carrie calmly replied, "I'm just trying to do good work."
However, the promotional photos released by Showtime did not provide much information about the upcoming Homeland Season 5, except to confirm that Carrie, Saul and Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) will be returning in the next chapter.
Although Quinn is hinted to also join Carrie in Berlin as the trailers showed Peter with some German-looking environment as background in the next season of Homeland. Fans of the show have been wanting to see the relationship of Quinn and Mathison to further evolve after the two briefly kissed, albeit passionately, at her father's funeral in the last season.
Let's see if Carrie can maintain a relationship with men longer than she used to in the previous seasons.
New Season to Deal With Russia, Putin, Snowden, Isis
Showtime president David Nevins revealed that Homeland Season 5 will touch topics, including
Russian president Vladimir Putin, Muslim extremist group ISIS, NSA Snowden and the Charlie Hebdo incident, reported EW.
Nevins told reporters at the Television Critics Association's press tour, "The first episode's going to real deal with Russia, being right next to Russia - what's Putin up to? What's going on with this tricky relationship there?" He added, "It deals with ISIS. [Homeland producers have] shown the ability to have a new fresh story. I feel like this story is a very fresh story. It's themes, I think, will resonate with people. Charlie Hebdo. [NSA leaker Edward] Snowden. It's interesting elements to this season that brings a lot of things together. As long as they keep it fresh, it's a show that's never the same season after season."
He also defended his move to highlight the ISIS threat despite earlier pronouncement by Homeland showrunner Alex Gansa who suggested that ISIS might simply be "too evil" to successfully dramatize in a television show, "It's going to touch [ISIS]. It's going to touch all those things. It's a show that reflects the world that we live in. We'll see. I feel very confident with what their doing."
About the Putin episode, he said, "What's going on with Ukraine - that's one of the subjects."
The choice of Berlin as the backdrop for the next episode also makes perfect sense for Homeland Season 6. Nevins said, "Berlin is a crossroads. It's a crossroads between the old eastern block and the western block. It's a crossroads between Western Europe and the Muslim world. It's also a place with the strictest privacy laws in the world. This season explores all those themes and how they all come together."
The release date of Homeland Season 5 is on October 4.