Homeland (season 6)
The sixth season of the American television drama series Homeland premiered on January 15, 2017, and concluded on April 9, 2017, on Showtime, consisting of 12 episodes. The series started as a loosely based variation of the two-season run of the Israeli television series Hatufim (English: Prisoners of War) created by Gideon Raff and is developed for American television by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa. The sixth season was released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 6, 2018.
|Homeland (season 6)|
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|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Original release||January 15 –|
April 9, 2017
Taking place several months after the previous season, Carrie Mathison is back in the United States, living in Brooklyn, New York with her young pre-school aged daughter. She is now working at a foundation whose efforts are to provide aid to Muslims living in the United States. Peter Quinn is alive but has suffered a major stroke and is incapacitated but seemingly, turned to a junkie. Saul Berenson and Dar Adal are still CIA operatives and are dealing with counter-terrorism within the United States. The season features the results of a presidential election of a female candidate, and takes place between election day and inauguration day. The season also has a storyline regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Cast and charactersEdit
- Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, now working at a foundation for Muslims mistreated by domestic law enforcement in New York
- Rupert Friend as Peter Quinn, a former CIA SAD/SOG (black ops) operative recovering from sarin poisoning
- Elizabeth Marvel as Elizabeth Keane, a junior senator from New York, elected as the President of United States
- F. Murray Abraham as Dar Adal, a CIA official and black ops specialist
- Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson, a CIA official and Carrie's former boss and mentor
- Maury Sterling as Max, a freelance surveillance expert
- Hill Harper as Rob Emmons, the White House Chief of Staff designate to President-elect Keane
- Robert Knepper as General Jamie McClendon, the Department of Defense representative briefing President-elect Keane and her transition team
- Dominic Fumusa as FBI Special Agent Ray Conlin
- Patrick Sabongui as Reda Hashem, CUNY School of Law professor and lawyer to the Muslim-American community
- C.J. Wilson as Porteous Belli, a mercenary
- Shaun Toub as Majid Javadi, an IRGC general and CIA asset
- Hadar Ratzon-Rotem as Tova Rivlin, a Mossad agent
- J. Mallory McCree as Sekou Bah, a Muslim man suspected of radicalization and a client of Carrie's
- Zainab Jah as Aby Bah, Sekou's mother
- Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut as Simone Bah, Sekou's sister
- Leo Manzari as Saad Mahsud, Sekou's friend and an FBI informant
- Mickey O'Hagan as Clarice, a prostitute and Quinn's friend
- Bernard White as Farhad Nafisi, a mysterious financier associated with Iran and the IRGC
- James Mount as Secret Service Agent Thoms, President-elect Keane's head of security
- Allan Corduner as Etai Luskin, a Mossad agent
- Jake Weber as Brett O’Keefe, TV host and provocateur
- Nina Hoss as Astrid, a German Intelligence officer working for the BND
- Seth Numrich as Nate Joseph, a CIA analyst/technician
- Marin Hinkle as Christine Lonas, a youth care social worker
- David Thornton as George Pallis, Solicitor General of the United States
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|61||1||"Fair Game"||Keith Gordon||Alex Gansa & Ted Mann||December 30, 2016(online) |
January 15, 2017 (Showtime)
|62||2||"The Man in the Basement"||Keith Gordon||Chip Johannessen||January 22, 2017||6WAH02||1.45|
|63||3||"The Covenant"||Lesli Linka Glatter||Ron Nyswaner||January 29, 2017||6WAH03||1.13|
|64||4||"A Flash of Light"||Lesli Linka Glatter||Patrick Harbinson||February 12, 2017||6WAH04||1.05|
|65||5||"Casus Belli"||Alex Graves||Chip Johannessen||February 19, 2017||6WAH05||1.07|
|66||6||"The Return"||Alex Graves||Charlotte Stoudt||February 26, 2017||6WAH06||0.90|
|67||7||"Imminent Risk"||Tucker Gates||Ron Nyswaner||March 5, 2017||6WAH07||1.44|
|68||8||"alt.truth"||Lesli Linka Glatter||Patrick Harbinson||March 12, 2017||6WAH08||1.27|
|69||9||"Sock Puppets"||Dan Attias||Chip Johannessen & Evan Wright||March 19, 2017||6WAH09||1.26|
|70||10||"The Flag House"||Michael Klick||Alex Gansa||March 26, 2017||6WAH10||1.43|
|71||11||"R Is for Romeo"||Seith Mann||Chip Johannessen & Patrick Harbinson||April 2, 2017||6WAH11||1.34|
|72||12||"America First"||Lesli Linka Glatter||Alex Gansa & Ron Nyswaner||April 9, 2017||6WAH12||1.90|
The season’s episodes’ opening includes excerpts from The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.
On December 9, 2015, the series was renewed for a sixth season. On August 11, 2016, at the 2016 Summer TCA Press Tour it was announced that filming of the season would begin in August 2016, in New York. Showrunners Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon along with Gideon Raff, Chip Johannessen, Michael Klick, Patrick Harbinson, Lesli Linka Glatter, Avi Nir, Ran Telem, and Claire Danes are executive producers.
In September 2016, co-star Rupert Friend sustained an injury to his foot, forcing production to shoot around his character Peter Quinn. Despite the setback, his sabbatical is not expected to affect the premiere date. Also announced that month, while the majority of shooting and plot will take place in New York City, production will be returning to film scenes in Morocco (subbing for Abu Dhabi and Israel); where the series has not filmed since the third year. A promotional poster and a behind-the-scenes video was released on November 17, 2016.
On July 27, 2016, Elizabeth Marvel was cast in the role of Elizabeth Keane, a senator from New York who was just elected to be the next President of the United States. On August 10, 2016, it was announced that Hill Harper and Patrick Sabongui joined the cast. On August 16, 2016, Robert Knepper joined the cast in the recurring role of General Jamie McClendon, the Department of Defense representative. On September 10, 2016, it was announced that Dominic Fumusa had joined as FBI Special Agent Ray Conlin.
The sixth season of Homeland has received generally positive reviews from critics. On Metacritic, the season has a score of 68 out of 100 based on 15 reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has an approval rating of 80% with an average rating of 7.57 out of 10 based on 20 reviews. The site's critical consensus is, "Homeland delivers introspective comfort food with a satisfyingly strong leading female character and storylines that continue to surprise."
For the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, the series received three nominations–Mandy Patinkin for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Lesli Linka Glatter for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for "America First", and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series for "America First". This is the first season in which Claire Danes has not been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
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