Homeland Season 6

Homeland Elects House of Cards Actress as Its First Female President

Elizabeth Marvel is enjoying some political vindication, courtesy of Homeland.

The actress — whose House of Cards character Heather Dunbar made an unsuccessful bid for the White House — has been cast as Homeland‘s first female President of the United States, to be featured in upcoming Season 6, TVLine has learned.

Marvel’s character, Elizabeth Keane, is a former junior Senator from New York. She’s bright, charming, lively, and, if the need arises, blunt.

As previously reported, Season 6 will be set (and shot) in New York City, and will take place during the two month period between Election Day and the swearing in of the new POTUS. “There is this strange period in America where there are 72 days when it’s not exactly clear who’s in charge, and there is a new president that needs to be educated on what it means to be president,” Alex Gansa previously told EW.com. “That is a very complex transfer of power filled with all kinds of anxiety and different competing interests… it’s a dangerous time in our democracy.”

In addition to House of Cards, Marvel has had recurring roles on Law & Order: SVU, Person of Interest and Fargo Season 2.

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