"Homeland" Season 6 gets return date

The executive producer of "Homeland" also hinted that the show would end after its eighth season.

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Showtime has announced that the sixth season of the popular TV series "Homeland" will premiere on Sunday, January 15, 2016.

The upcoming season which will star Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham and Mandy Patinkin, will be set in the US after a presidential election.

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After shooting two seasons in Berlin and South Africa, "Homeland" will begin shooting in New York next week.

On Thursday, August 11, 2016, during the Television Critics Association panel session, executive producer Alex Gansa, teased the fate of Quinn who appeared to die in the final scenes of season five.

According to Gansa, Quinn is alive but altered. He also revealed that Carrie is getting back in the intelligence game in the sixth season.

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Carrie in first trailer for season 5 of 'Homeland'

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On the series coming to an end, Gansa said, “We asked ourselves how many years can we keep this going and keep the quality up? We said seven or eight seasons sounded about right."

Since it made its debut in 2011, "Homeland" has won eight Emmy Awards and five Golden Globes.

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