Season five of Homeland will see Carrie Mathison step out of the CIA, working in Berlin for a philanthropist instead.
The upcoming season of the Showtime series, which now has a second trailer, will pick up two years after the events of the fourth season. Claire Danes will return to the lead role once again, with the supporting cast of Rupert Friend, Mandy Patinkin, F. Murray Abraham set to reprise their roles, and Sebastian Koch and Miranda Otto joining the cast.
The season’s official synopsis is as follows.
HOMELAND season five will pick up two years after Carrie Mathison’s (Claire Danes) ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief. Struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the “war on terror,” Carrie finds herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working as the head of security for a German philanthropist.
The series, which airs on Showtime, has won both Primetime Emmy awards and Golden Globe awards for Outstanding Drama Series and Best Drama Series respectively. Former co-lead Damien Lewis and Danes have also both won Primetime Emmys for their work on the show. The trailer indicated that, despite Mathison’s departure, the show will not be moving significantly away from the happenings at the CIA.
Homeland‘s fifth season will run for 12 episodes and premiere on Sunday, October 4th at 9 pm. The trailer can be seen below, and our reviews of the show can be read here.