Homeland Season 6 to Feature Female President-Elect

Whether or not presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is elected commander-in-chief, 2017 will nonetheless usher in a female president. Claire Danes on Tuesday revealed during a Q&A with Vanity Fair that Homeland‘s upcoming sixth season will focus on the first female president-elect.

Per Variety, the character will not be a Clinton caricature, but instead an amalgamation of all of the different candidates currently in the running. (Let’s just hope she doesn’t have Donald Trump’s hair!)

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During a recent conference call, Showtime CEO David Nevins revealed that the Emmy-winning spy drama — which is thisclose to a multi-season renewal — will not return for its sixth go-round until January 2017. The episodes will be set (and shot) in New York City, and will take place during the two month period between Election Day and Inauguration Day. Meanwhile, TVLine recently confirmed that Rupert Friend will miraculously return as Quinn.

Are you excited for Homeland‘s first female president-elect? Who would you like to see step into the role? Drop a comment with your casting suggestions below.

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13 Comments
  1. DT says:

    Um…24 already went there in Season 7 and 8 with Cherry Jones’ President Allison Taylor.

  2. Z says:

    Do they accept name suggestions? I nominate pres. Donna Tamp.

  3. Robberey says:

    Don’t know why you have to hype this?!? Beside 24, even the bad STATE OF AFFIARS had a female President, about 1 1/2 year ago. And she, played by Alfre Woodard, was even Afro-American… so what?!?

    • JScout says:

      They’re hyping this because this is a TV show hype website. What have you been reading? The show wants us to know that Season 6 takes place between election and inauguration and has a female president seemingly involved in the season plot. Why not hype it like every other show?

  4. jp says:

    January? I will have forgotten everything that happened by then. I hate these super long waits!

  5. If not Claire Danes, I would suggest Meryl streep, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon as the Lady President.

    • Ich, nicht du says:

      YOu know that they are big Hollywood actresses. It’s almost impossible that they will star in a TV series.