Homeland series 5: Carrie will no longer be a CIA officer as drama jumps forward in time

The fifth series of Homeland, starring Claire Danes, will see big changes, reveals executive producer Alex Gansa

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When Homeland returns to our TV screens for its fifth season, it’s set to look a little different.

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For starters, the political thriller is jumping forward in time by two-and-a-half years. And it will be set during a moment when – brace yourselves, Homeland fans – Carrie Mathison isn’t working for the CIA.

“Carrie will no longer be an intelligence officer,” executive producer Alex Gansa said, reports Variety

Speaking at PaleyFest this weekend Gansa also revealed that the show’s fifth season would be filmed in Germany, perhaps hinting at a new European job role for the troubled agent.

The show’s executive producer called the news that Carrie won’t be working for the CIA a “tiny teaser”, going on to joke that series five will see her “making beer.”

Homeland series four, which saw the show reboot after the death of Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), was set in Islamabad. The finale was relatively low key for the fast-paced show, with Carrie and co pulling out of Pakistan and returning to the US. 

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Homeland will return later this year