‘Homeland’ Season 6 to Be Set in New York

TCA 2016: Showtime series will be set primarily, “but not exclusively,” in Big Apple

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Season 6 of “Homeland” will shoot partly in New York, Showtime President David Nevins revealed Tuesday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

The season will be “set primarily in the New York area, not exclusively,” Nevins said.

Nevins also revealed that he spoke with “Homeland” executive producer Alex Gansa the day after the November Paris attacks, when Gansa was on his way to Berlin to shoot the terror attack that was critical to the season finale.”The plot was really already done before world events started to coincide,” Nevins said.

Nevis was also asked whether he had spoken yet with Gansa and other producers about when and how the series would end.

“I have in vague ways with Alex,” he said. “He tends to attack the reasons one by one. I think it’s one of the strengths of the show. I don’t have any definitive answers yet.” Programming president Gary Levine added, “The good news is it’s not imminent.”

Season 5 picked up two years after Carrie Mathison’s (Claire Danes) ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief. Struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the “war on terror,” Carrie finds herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working for a private security firm.

Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, “Homeland” was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and is based on the original Israeli series “Prisoners of War” by Gideon Raff.