AceShowbiz - "Homeland" season 6 will be set in New York City. Showtime boss David Nevins announced the news to reporters at the Television Critics Association's press tour in Pasadena on Tuesday, January 12. "Homeland will be shot next year in New York City, in and around New York," David said. "It will be set domestically. It will be set primarily in the New York area, but not exclusively."
Previous seasons have shot in Berlin, Germany, Virginia, Cape Town, South Africa, etc. "[After setting the show in] Afghanistan, Pakistan and Europe, [we] wanted to do another America story," David added, "Also, I think the actors will be happy to be back in the U.S. For a year. I don't think it's necessarily going to stay there forever, but there was a strong interest in doing a domestic story from the creative team."
When asked if the upcoming season have anything to do with Donald Trump or Muslim immigration fears, David replied, "They don't tend to [use] real people, but they tend to find themes that are real, so it's possible."
The network's boss also addressed the lingering question whether Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) was dead. "It's a show that, more than those other shows, attempts to live in the real world," he shared, "With Homeland, it's not about playing games, it's not a supernatural show, there will be no supernatural solution - if he should live."
Showtime programming president Gary Levine added, "Quinn is severely damaged. There is no question about it. The life-or-death question remains. But if he should live, it will not be in any way, shape or form the way he has lived to date."