When Showtime held its Homeland panel at this year’s PaleyFest, it was teased that the new season would feature a time jump and career change for Carrie Mathison. On Monday, the network made the official announcement that Season 5 of their flagship series will pick up two years after the events in last year’s finale, and it will find Carrie estranged from the CIA and employed a private firm in Berlin, Germany.
It’s unclear what the new storyline will involve, but THR pointed out showrunner Alex Gansa’s previous statement that — despite the production’s relocation to Europe — the current events in the Middle East will still be a part of the show:
Look at what’s going on in the Middle East, look at what’s going on in Syria and Iraq, look what’s happening in the Ukraine,” he said. “We’ll be in Europe telling this story. It’s all going to be part of the world she’s in.
The 12-episode season is set to begin production in June at Berlin’s Studio Babelsberg and will premiere on Showtime this fall.
(Via the Hollywood Reporter)