Yes, ‘Homeland’ Season 6 Will Explore the ‘Alt-Right’ Too
Showtime had long made clear that Homeland would skew especially topical with Season 6, exploring the transition of power between an outgoing President and the new PEOTUS. Granted, that foresight gets a little awkward with the presumption of a female President-Elect, but Season 6 will nonetheless stay topical with a look at the so-called “Alt-Right,” courtesy of Dawn of the Dead alum Jake Weber.
Entertainment Weekly reports that Weber will take the role of Alt-Right media personality Brett O’Keefe, described as “combative yet charismatic.” Granted, the character won’t have a role in the new administration’s White House, a la Steve Bannon, it seems Homeland Season 6 will definitely explore its own homegrown insurgency.
Other guest stars in Season 6 include House of Cards star Elizabeth Marvel as the incoming President, along with Prison Break star Robert Knepper, The Flash star Patrick Sabongui and Hill Harper. The series is already renewed for Seasons 7 and 8, while the Season 6 synopsis reads:
After she thwarted a terrorist attack in Berlin, season six picks up several months later and finds Carrie Mathison (Danes) back on American soil, living in Brooklyn, New York. She has begun working at a foundation whose efforts are to provide aid to Muslims living in the U.S. Season six will tackle the after effects of the U.S. presidential election, with the entire season taking place between election day and the inauguration. It’s a strange, transitional time in the halls of government filled with anxiety and different competing interests, where a very fragile and complex transfer of power takes place between the outgoing president and the incoming president-elect.
In the meantime, stay tuned for the latest on Homeland Season 6 as it arrives.
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