When season 6 of Showtime’s action-drama “Homeland” hits the small screen, viewers will see an older version of Carrie’s (Claire Danes) daughter Frannie.
According to TV Line, the thriller series is recasting the actress for a beefed up role. Frannie will now be 4 years of age and will have a major recurring presence as the story returns to American soil and puts down the stakes in New York City. Casting is said to be underway for young talent in pre-kindergarten age range.
Cinema Blend speculates that the mother and daughter duo will be living in Brooklyn and will try to have a normal life. It is noted that it will be interesting to see Carrie being a mother especially after she considered drowning her baby in previous installments.
Back in season 3, Carrie left her child with her father Frank (James Rebhorn) when she was reassigned to Istanbul. She also never showed enthusiasm in raising Frannie, especially since the child’s father Brody (Damian Lewis) was executed before she was even born.
When she got stationed in Middle East, the baby was in the custody of Carrie’s sister Maggie (Amy Hargreaves) and only appeared in one or two episodes. As the CIA operative decided to take care of her own daughter, it is expected that the experience will bring a lot of changes for her and a potential change in dynamics.
Meanwhile, despite having almost died in season 5, it seems like fan favorite character Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) will also return in the follow-up narrative. Executive producer Alex Gansa teased that he will appear in some form and may be different this season, “Peter Quinn’s character is gonna be dramatized this year.”
Season 6 of “Homeland” is slated to begin filming this fall and expected to premiere sometime in 2017. As the fans wait for more information, they may first tune in to the upcoming Emmy Awards where the series has been nominated for the category Outstanding Drama Series. The annual event takes place on Sept. 18.