The new, full trailer for Homeland Season 6 shows a testy time of transition between the newly elected president and the CIA. This is fiction, right? And yet while watching this trailer, one is fairly easy struck I think by how Homeland is joining a growing number of TV series that feel like they are becoming documentaries.
Though I was happy at first that Homeland would be back on U.S. soil with a more specific scope than some previous seasons, it looks like Saul (at least) will be taking off to Abu Dhabi at one point, so things are already expanding far beyond New York and DC. A subplot that we haven’t heard much about is also teased in the trailer, about political discourse and terrorism, and what is constitutional regarding a “preemptive measure” to keep America safe. Plus, there’s a hint that maybe there were WMDs after all … so this season seems all over the place. But I’m ready for it! Check out the new trailer below:
What fans have really been waiting for, though, is more on Carrie’s relationship with Otto … just kidding! It’s the fate of Quinn, and how we’ll find him in this new season. The trailer gives the briefest hint at the end — he can talk, evidently, but we don’t see him and we don’t know what’s next for him given the massive medical issues he faced at the end of Season 5 (when Carrie, you know, considered smothering him).
Homeland Season 6 premieres Sunday, January 19th at 9 p.m. The official season synopsis is below, along with some new images from the first few episodes. For even more about where things are headed next for the series, check out our full report from the show’s TCA summer panel here.
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.