Earlier, the show runners for “Homeland” have announced that the series is not returning to television screens with Season 6 this fall. The upcoming season that will majorly focus on events connected to the US presidential elections now has a new update. The political thriller will have a female president inspired by former First Lady and Democratic President Nominee Hillary Clinton.
It appears that the creators of the sixth season of the US drama will not be waiting for this year’s election results to put a female president in the Oval Office. They are all set to feature her no matter which real-life candidate wins the election this year.
Actress Claire Danes who plays Carrie Mathison in “Homeland” seems to be signing up as an influential associate in Washington for “Homeland’s” sixth season: a Commander-in-Chief who happens to be a woman.
In a recent interview with executive producer/director Lesli Linka Glatter, Danes reveals that the next season will highlight a female president-elect plotting the transitional period between Election Day and the inauguration.
“Homeland’s” upcoming chapter’s new president will not be a thinly veiled Hillary Clinton figure but rather “a composite of all the different candidates,” the 37-year-old actress explained. She continued, “[She’s] kind of – not rebellious necessarily – but she’s challenging norms and is a little threatening for that reason.” Danes admitted that the character won’t be presented exactly like the 68-year-old presidential hopeful.
“Homeland” so far, has been portraying current affairs. Last season, the “2015 Paris Attack” held a major part of the storyline.
The sixth season has moved to New York for the production work, but this time there will be no terrorist attacks. Earlier, Showtime communicated that Season 6 has been pushed back to January but Homeland is nearing a deal for a three-season renewal.
There is no word on who will play the character but there’s no doubt that such a high-power role demands a powerful actor.