‘Homeland’ season 6 to be set in New York City; Showtime mum on Rupert Friend’s Quinn

HomelandShowtime had their panel at the TCA Winter Press Tour on Tuesday, and of course there was one question that many journalists had following the end of “Homeland” season 5: Was there really a hope in the world for Peter Quinn to survive? Our opinion was (and remains) a complicated one; we love the character, but in order for the show to be taken seriously in the midst of a variety of other dramas that are killing off and reviving characters left and right with little explanation, it may be the right thing here to let Rupert Friend’s character go.

The network’s own programming head David Nevins also dropped some welcome news when it comes to the primary location for season 6: New York City. The show is coming back home to America! The final two years have featured the series filming almost exclusively in Germany and South Africa; even back in season 3, the show split some time between the United States and Morocco. We are sure that giving us more of a domestic setting is great news for star Claire Danes and the rest of the cast, giving that they don’t have to pack up and move somewhere else for at least half a year again on the other side of the world.

While it is nice to have some of these details, the reality still is that “Homeland” is far away from premiering; you’re probably not going to see new episodes until the fall. Season 6 should begin filming later this spring.

While you wait, you can head over here to see some of the latest news on the show, including some reaction to the finale!

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