Homeland: Carrie's Got a New Boyfriend, and More Season 5 Castings

Homeland Season 5 Cast Alexander Fehling

Quinn who?

When Homeland returns for Season 5 this fall, Carrie Mathison will have a new man on her arm: Alexander Fehling (Inglourious Basterds) will play Jonas Happich, a lawyer dating the former Islamabad station chief during her self-imposed exile in Berlin.

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In addition to Fehling, Showtime announced three additional series-regular castings Monday: Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings films) as Allison Carr, the current Berlin Chief of Station, who’s working directly under Saul; Sebastian Koch (A Good Day to Die Hard) as Otto Düring, a German philanthropist and Carries’ boss; and Sarah Sokolovic (The Good Wife) as an American journalist in Berlin who works for the foundation where Carrie and Jonas are employed.

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The drama’s fifth season will pick up nearly three years after the Season 4 finale, which found Quinn and Carrie going their separate ways.

Homeland begins filming its upcoming season this week in Germany.

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  1. Sara says:

    Do we know if Quinn is even in this new season????

  2. Alex says:

    New boyfriend? Oh no what about Carrie and Quinn? Does Quinn die on his mission or something? Huh. Well at least Homeland keeps it interesting.

  3. Dean says:

    Who’s betting that by seasons end these new commers will be gone/ killed off?

  4. Tania says:

    Ok, well, no reason to watch the new season now. Quinn and Quinn/Carrie have been the best parts of the show after the first season.

  5. John Davis says:

    Year in and year out, and we still don’t have African-American actors in this show. The only one with a important role (David Harewood) only lived for one season.

  6. I really hope something is done about Dar Adal next season

  7. Maria says:

    but Peter Quinn! PETER QUINN!!!!

  8. Mr. Tran K says:

    Quinn should be coming back in Season 5 as does Dar Adal. I predict that F. Murray Abraham’s character will bite the dust during the upcoming season. Couple of questions: #1 – with Alex Cary and Chip Johannessen both taking leaves of absence, will new writers/producers be joining the writing staff for Season 5? and #2 – will Lockhart and Saul be returning as does Max and possibly Virgil who’s been MIA throughout the entire season last year?

  9. james says:

    Viewers shouldn’t expect the same characters every season, the shows main focus is on Carrie’s dysfunctional relationship with the CIA.

  10. BrianR says:

    I will be extremely disappointed if Carrie isn’t hunting down that Paki bitch and killing her

  11. Time jump- good. I hope they give Carrie a better-looking kid. That’s all I’m-a-say-bout-dat.

  12. Zoe says:

    Bummed out that Carrie and Quinn finally happened only for it to be taken away in Season 5 with the casting of a new boyfriend. Next time I gotta remind myself not to be so invested in fictional characters. Sigh.

  13. Miranda says:

    Another ginger! And I already feel so sorry for him…

  14. kate says:

    what the heck a new boyfriend. does that mean quinns dead now. nooooo i really enjoyed carrie and quinn :(

  15. diana says:

    You HAVE TO bring Quinn back into Carries life…as her own was misled…she HAS TO let him know she was brought up on a LIE & DECISIONS were made based on that lie…