Quinn's Homeland Fate Revealed! Plus, Get New Details on Season 6

Get the scoop on season six of the Showtime series

By Lauren Piester May 27, 2016 1:39 AMTags
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Good news, Homeland fans—Quinn lives! 

He may have looked awfully dead at the end of season five, when Carrie (Claire Danes) was about to pull the plug on her brain dead friend/coworker/lover, but Rupert Friend will return for the series sixth season. 

"Rupert will be back, but not the same," showrunner Alex Gansa revealed during a For Your Consideration panel as part of the show's Emmy campaign. "How we're dramatizing Peter Quinn is still undecided at this moment."

"I hope he enjoys eating through a tube," Friend joked to EW about the news, also explaining that Quinn will be a "changed man," and we'll see a whole new side to him this season. 

As for what any of that means given Quinn's condition at the end of season five, we don't have a clue, but hopefully this will give him and Carrie a chance to address their relationship in person, after she learned of his love for her through a letter. 

Wait, Is Quinn Really Dead on Homeland?! Plus, Find Out Where Season 6 Will Be Set

Season six is going to be different in more ways than just Quinn, based on the other season six details that Gansa revealed during the panel. 

We already knew that season six would be set in and around New York City, but now we also know that this season will cover the presidential election. 

"The entire season will take place between election day and inauguration day," Gansa explained. "It's an interesting time. A transition and transfer of power is happening. In that 72 days, we're hopefully going to tell an interesting story. Whether the president is male or female, it's going to be a very interesting character."

Conveniently, while there is no official air date yet, the series is expected to premiere sometime around when that exact same scenario will be happening in real life. 

Homeland will return to Showtime sometime this year.

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