According to the official Homeland season six trailer, the transition of power in America won’t be a smooth one. The sixth season of the award-winning dramatic series finds the action returning to the U.S. and focusing on the period of time between election day and the U.S. President’s inauguration. The new trailer also sort of answers the question as to whether Quinn will be back as an important part of the team. Rupert Friend is heard but not seen in the new trailer, and showrunner Alex Gansa has said that Quinn will return as a very changed man.
Claire Danes returns as Carrie Mathison, and the cast of season six also includes Elizabeth Marvel as the new U.S. President, F. Murray Abraham, and Mandy Patinkin. Hill Harper (Limitless), Robert Knepper (Prison Break), Patrick Sabongui (The Flash), Jake Weber (Medium) and Dominic Fumusa (Nurse Jackie) are guest starring in the new season which is set to debut on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT.
The Plot: After she thwarted a terrorist attack in Berlin, season six picks up several months later and finds Carrie Mathison (Danes) 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 six 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.
Watch the Homeland trailer: