Carrie Mathison is heading to Germany. Showtime and series producers Fox 21 Television Studios have announced that the upcoming fifth season of Homeland will be set in, and shot on location, in Berlin – making it the first American series to ever shoot a full season in Germany.
The 12 episode fifth season of the CIA drama will be set two years after season four, following Carrie’s ill-fated tenure as CIA station chief in Islamabad, Pakistan. Struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the “war on terror,” Carrie finds herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working for a private security firm.
Thus far, Showtime and Fox 21 Television Studios have only confirmed one returning cast member: Clare Danes as series lead Carrie Mathison. That said, given the events of the show’s fourth season both F. Murray Abraham and Mandy Patinkin are also expected to return as Dar Adal and Saul Berenson, respectively. The real question is will the new season find Saul back as Director of the CIA?
Production on season five is set to begin in early June at the famed Studio Babelsberg in Berlin for an October premiere on Showtime. Howard Gordon Alex Gansa, Gideon Raff, Alexander Cary, Chip Johannessen, Meredith Stiehm, Patrick Harbinson, Lesli Linka Glatter, Avi Nir and Ran Telem executive produce.