‘Homeland’ season 5 To Deal With Political Issues Putting ISIS, Charlie Hebdo, Edward Snowden, Cyber Terrorism, Vladimir Putin On Center Stage
“Homeland” is all set to return with its fifth season on October 4 on the Showtime network. There is no doubt that the critically acclaimed political drama is going to be a fantastic one not only for its earlier achieved prestigious awards like Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award, but the U.S. President Barack Obama once praised “Homeland” and is known to be a fan of the show.
So far, the plot details were completely kept secret but recently Showtime’s President David Nevins has revealed some hints at the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, as reported by Deadline. The upcoming “Homeland” season 5 will reportedly star Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison and the first episode of the series will evolve dealing with Russia and the nation’s President Vladimir Putin.
“The first episode’s going to deal with Russia, being right next to Russia – what’s Putin up to? What’s going on with this tricky relationship there?” Nevins said.
The Putin storyline is reportedly going to be about the events that have unfurled in the last couple of years in Ukraine. The events that have augmented tensions between Russia and the West include the crisis at the Ukrainian border and annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.
“It deals with ISIS, Charlie Hebdo, Edward Snowden, cyber terrorism, surveillance etc. These are interesting elements to the season, which brings a lot of things together,” he added.
According to Christian Post, “Homeland” season 5 will see the main character, Carrie Mathison, no longer associated with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and spending a self-imposed exile in Germany where she is involved with a Berlin-based private security firm. When Nevins was questioned by the reporters why he had opted Germany, he said that Berlin “is a crossroads between the old eastern block and the western block, a crossroads between Western Europe and the Muslim world. It’s also a place with the strictest privacy laws in the world.”
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