Carrie Mathison might put an end to her friendship with Elizabeth Keane in Homeland season 7.Twitter/Homeland

Homeland – the Showtime's popular political drama series - is weeks away from its season 7 premiere and speculations are rife that the show will begin with a rivalry between CIA case officer Carrie Mathison and the newly-elected president Elizabeth Keane.

Creator Alex Gansa has already revealed that the former CIA officer will be back into the intelligence business and she will probably team up with her mentor Saul Berenson to move against the newly-elected president.

"One thing I can tell you about next season is that we have to get Carrie back into the intelligence business. She's been out of it for two years. It's time for her to return. We have to construct some sort of narrative to allow that to happen," the creator said in an interview with Variety.

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In another interview, Gansa also said that the former CIA officer could go on an overseas mission in the seventh season of Homeland season 7.

"We are faced with the task, again, of getting our lead character Carrie Mathison back into the intelligence community. She's been outside that business for too long. And I think we've exhausted the storytelling around that idea. We're going to have to get her back and we're hoping to send her on a mission overseas," the creator said while interacting with the representative of The Hollywood Reporter.

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Cast member Claire Danes also confirmed that her character is all set to be back in the "intelligence game". The actress said that Mathison is going to enjoy working with her mentor.

"Carrie's been on the periphery for a while now, and opted out of the intelligence game, and I think she's ready to re-enter it, and re-engage—put her spy back on. I look forward to that, because she's excellent at what she does, and it's really enjoyable to play that," Danes said.