It might take a while for Carrie Mathison, Saul Berenson and Peter Quinn to get back together, as "Homeland" creators Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa are setting up new challenges for them in Season 6.
The sequel, which is scheduled to premiere on Showtime in January 2017, will primarily deal with the "repercussions" of 9/11 terrorist attack in the U.S. The segment will also focus on the impact of it on the Muslim community in the country. In Gansa's words, there has been "some strong feelings on" how the the community is being treated by the law enforcement before and after the incident.
While Claire Danes' character gets involved with the various issues faced by Muslims in the country through a foundation that aims at helping them, Berenson teams up with Dar Adal to prepare an intelligence briefing to new president-elect Elizabeth Keane.
The new tasks of the two former friends, Carrie and Saul, increase the gap in their relationship. According to the executive producer, Patinkin's character gets more involved with CIA and commits himself more to the agency. On the other hand, Danes' character disagrees with some of the 'fundamental principles" of it.
"That's very difficult to reconcile, but they are so profoundly bonded. That's something they'll never be able to rid themselves of, but she's matured to a very different place than he has," Gansa added.
The former CIA officer will also be facing several issues in her relationship with former boyfriend Quinn, who will be representing a "casualty of the war on terror" this season.
Check out the official synopsis of 'Homeland' season 6 below:
"After she thwarted a terrorist attack in Berlin, season six picks up several months later and finds Carrie Mathison (Danes) back on American soil, living in Brooklyn, New York. She has begun working at a foundation whose efforts are to provide aid to Muslims living in the U.S. Season 6 will tackle the after effects of the U.S. presidential election, with the entire season taking place between election day and the inauguration.
"It's a strange, transitional time in the halls of government filled with anxiety and different competing interests, where a very fragile and complex transfer of power takes place between the outgoing president and the incoming president-elect."