Carrie Mathison has achieved a great many things operating on the front lines in the war on terror, but today Showtime has announced that the CIA operative’s time in the Middle East is all but over, now that Homeland season 5 will see the character flee to Germany in a self-imposed exile.
According to the report, today’s announcement means that the upcoming season – due to premiere in the fall of this year – will be the first American show to film an entire season in the country, setting up shop at the Studio Babelsberg in Berlin. Picking up the narrative pieces a full two years after the events of season 4, the forthcoming stint will see Carrie disillusioned from her time on the front line, and it’s almost certain the overarching plot will explore themes of post-war assimilation and PTSD throughout the course of season 5.
Showtime’s high-stakes espionage drama has only grown in popularity with each passing season, and shifting focus to the German capital is evidence of the show’s international appeal. Speaking upon Homeland‘s renewal a while ago, Showtime President David Nevins discussed the future of the acclaimed procedural.
“In its fourth season, ‘Homeland’ has brilliantly reinvented itself. It continues to capture the attention of a devoted fan base, and has provided an enviable platform for the successful launch of ‘The Affair. With thought-provoking, relevant and addictive storylines, both series have been embraced, dissected and much debated week after week. We’re excited to see more from these complex shows in 2015.”
Production is due to get underway in early June in Berlin, with Showtime targeting a premiere in and around the fall for Homeland season 5. In the meantime, tell us, are you anticipating the return of Carrie to the small screen? Give us your thoughts below.