Showtime’s ‘Homeland’ Adds Robert Knepper In Recurring Role

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Robert KnepperPrison Break alum Robert Knepper has been tapped for a recurring role on the sixth season of Showtime’s CIA drama Homeland.

As TVWise previously reported, the show’s sixth season is set in New York and will focus on the “delicate transfer of power” that occurs in the interregnum period between election day in November and the inauguration on January 20th.

Knepper will recur as General Jamie McClendon, the Department of Defense representative who is tasked with briefing the president-elect. He is the fourth new addition to the cast; joining Elizabeth Marvel as president-elect Elizabeth Keane, Hill Harper as her chief of staff and Patrick Sabongui as a CUNY law professor and advocate for the Muslim-American community. Deadline was first to report the casting news.

The core cast of Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, F. Murray Abraham and Rupert Friend are also returning for the new season, which is now in production in New York City for a January 2017 premiere. Homeland is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, with Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa, Chip Johannessen, Lesli Linka Glatter, Patrick Harbinson, Michael Klick, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir and Ran Telem serving as the executive producers.