Homeland Season 5 spoilers: after betrayal, Carrie and Saul part ways; Quinn's fate revealed; Sebastian Koch plays new villain

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When the show returns to television in the fall, Homeland’s fifth season will focus on Carrie’s new life away from the CIA, and apart from Saul.

In an interview with TVLine, executive producer Alex Gansa said: “As we open the season, Saul is back in the CIA and Carrie is out of it. So that’s going to create, by definition, a distance between them.”

It can be recalled that Carrie and Saul’s relationship was damaged last season by Saul’s decision to work with Black Ops specialist Dar Adal, turning his back on Carrie in the process.

According to a report by IBTimes, the season is also expected to answer what happened to Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) in the aftermath of his decision to sign up for a dangerous mission in Syria.

Producers of the show have yet to reveal what’s in store for the character in the 12-episode run of Season 5.

Earlier reports have indicated that the season will take on a different approach from previous seasons which revolved mainly in the war on terror.

Showtime President David Nevins said that the show wanted to focus on different aspects of foreign policy, and the exploration of other aspects of Carrie Mathison’s character.

The plot for Season 5 will touch on Carrie’s new life away from the CIA in the aftermath of her tenure as Islamabad chief, but pundits have noted that there has been no mention of Saul and Quinn’s fate and speculations are rife about how their lives will intersect with Carrie anew.

According to a Crossmap report, newcomer Sebastian Koch, who plays Otto, Carrie’s news boss will be the season’s newest villain.

The report claimed that the character comes from a Nazi family and set off plotlines revolving around Nazi activities and Russian espionage.