Meet Carrie’s new boss and boyfriend in Homeland

German actors Sebastian Koch and Alexander Fehling join the CIA thriller as Claire Danes's character tries to start a new life in Berlin

Former CIA officer Carrie Mathieson has a new city, new boss and even a new love interest in season five of Homeland, and now we know who she has fallen for.


German actor Alexander Fehling plays Jonas Happich, a lawyer dating the troubled CIA agent (Claire Danes) during her self-imposed exile in Berlin. Fehling is best known in the UK for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s alternate history film Inglorious Basterds.

Working for a private security firm two years after her tenure as Islamabad station chief came to a dramatic end, Carrie Mathieson is no longer answering to Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) or the CIA. Instead, her new boss is Otto During, a German philanthropist played by Sebastian Koch, who starred in Oscar-winning German film The Lives of Others.

Also joining the cast for season five is Lord of The Rings actress Miranda Otto, who plays the CIA’s current Berlin Chief of Station, working directly under Carrie’s mentor Saul. Sarah Sokolovic appears as Laura Sutton, an American journalist working in the German capital.

US network Showtime also confirmed the return of British actor Rupert Friend as CIA agent Peter Quinn who was last seen embarking on a dangerous mission after his budding romance with Carrie faltered.  


The new series is about to begin filming in Berlin, and will be the first US show to be made entirely in Germany. 

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