Homeland season 5: Four new characters to be introduced; Carrie will have 'a pretty rocky relationship' says showrunner


Fans of Showtime’s political drama, “Homeland,” will see big changes on the upcoming season five, with protagonist Carrie Mathison relocated in Berlin and a two-year jump from what happened in season four’s finale.

Based from the official description of the show which reads, “Struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the ‘war on terror,’ Carrie finds herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working for a private security firm,” the actress Claire Danes, who plays Carrie, revealed that during those two intervening years, her character has “acquired an actual life which she’s maybe never had before.”

Talking with E! Online, Danes also mentioned that Carrie might have a relatively normal and social life, “That will be interesting, to see her in that context, to be in a relationship, to actually be committed to her child, to have friends.” One of the showrunners, Meredith Stiehm, added on the same interview that Carrie will come to terms of being a mother and fans will see her being reconnected with her daughter.

With regard to her new relationship, German actor Alexander Fehling will play as Carrie’s new boyfriend, Jonas Happich. Hypable reports that he is a legal counsel for Dring Foundation owned by German philanthropist and Carrie’s new boss, Otto Dring, who will be portrayed by Sebastian Koch.

Two new more characters will be added on the show: Miranda Otto will have the role of Allison Carr, the current Berlin Chief of Station, who works directly under Saul Berenson and  will be Laura Sutton, an American journalist in Berlin who works for the same foundation.

On a separate interview, showrunner Alex Carey said that Carrie’s new relationship will not going to last long, “She’s going to have a relationship with German intelligence, and that’s going to be one of the more interesting relationships this season because they are an ally, but it’s a pretty rocky relationship regardless,” he teased.

Season five will premiere this fall.