Showtime has big plans for 2017, beginning with the return of Homeland.
Season 6 of the Claire Danes-led drama will premiere Sunday, Jan. 15 at 9/8c, the network announced Thursday during the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Additionally, the second season of the Paul Giamatti/Damien Lewis drama Billions will premiere Sunday, Feb. 19 at 10/9c.
Per the announcement, Homeland‘s sixth season “picks up several months [after the events of Season 5] and finds Carrie Mathison 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.”
As for Billions, Season 2 “finds the characters vying for control in a changing world that presents an existential threat. For all of them, it’s a choice between evolution and extinction.”
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