‘Anything could happen’ on this year’s ‘Homeland,’ says showrunner

Fun change.” “She’s kind of in the game again, in a way that she hadn’t been last season — but not in the formal, conventional game,” says the actress. “She’s kind of rewriting the rules somehow in her head. And the Emmy-winning actress quickly adds, “It doesn’t work, and she realizes that she is maybe outsized for that life. It’s not that she isn’t deserving of it, but she isn’t really designed for it.”For the first five seasons, audiences have grown used to watching Carrie, who takes medication for her bipolar condition, racing to stop a terrorist plot — and not always successfully.Danes says there is something in her character that always wants to be a spy, but it will manifest itself differently this time around.

He may never fully recover and spends his days in rage, a far cry from the under-control agent he was.Whereas last year Carrie was trying to atone for what she saw as her sins, the death of innocents in pursuit of her job to stop terrorists, this year she’s “experimenting with cultivating some happiness in her life and eschewing some of the responsibility that she had assumed previously,” says Danes. She is also keeping an eye on former cohort Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend), now in rehab at a VA hospital recovering from nearly being killed.

Sunday.Where: Showtime. What: Debut of Season 6 of the thriller starring Claire Danes.When: 9 p.m.
When the new season of Showtime’s “Homeland” went into production, the presidential election was still ongoing, and few people at the time could predict what would happen — and is still happening.Before writing any scripts, though, the writers, producers and key members of the cast annually meet in Washington, DC, with counterterrorism and national security experts to get a sense of what type of worries the country might face in the future. The new season of is set between the time of the presidential election and the inauguration, and a woman won, a junior senator from New York named Elizabeth Keane (Elizabeth Marvel).
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Anything could happen,” says showrunner Alex Gansa. This year finds the former spy in the private sector, riding a bus in Brooklyn and working for a nonprofit that supports Muslim immigrants facing deportation. “She’s a little bit Hillary, a little bit Donald Trump, and a little bit Bernie Sanders. She lives in a brownstone with her daughter, Franny, and rents out her garden apartment through Airbnb. And in a situation that might sound familiar, she doesn’t know much about foreign policy and she doesn’t trust the intelligence community.Last season was set in Berlin, where Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) — the sometime CIA agent — had taken a job as a consultant.