'Homeland' season 6 update: Quinn's fate brings Carrie back to New York

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There are still several months to go before Showtime's "Homeland" season 6 airs, but buzz for the popular political drama series have not waned. Recently, Showtime released a teaser trailer for the upcoming season. Read on to know more updates and news for "Homeland" season 6.

The fourth and fifth season of "Homeland" were set far from home — in Islamabad, Pakistan and in Berlin, Germany, respectively. The upcoming "Homeland" season 6 will be some sort of homecoming. According to Inquisitr, this season will see Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) back in New York working as a champion for the discriminated Muslims.

During the PaleyFest: Made in NY last week, Danes revealed the reason for the new setting, stating, "Carrie is in New York largely because Quinn is receiving therapy here," as reported by Variety.

The simple statement was a welcome one for Peter Quinn's (Rupert Friend) fans. It was shown in the season 5 finale that Quinn seemed to be getting worse instead of getting better, with Carrie being given a letter as it was revealed that she was Quinn's beneficiary. The small revelation simply means that Quinn survived despite the odds stacked against him.

Despite their very turbulent relationship, another very important man in Carrie's life is Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin). Despite the very different places that the two currently find themselves in, the relationship is still too important for both of them.

"There has been a split that they've been working on repairing over the course of the past couple of seasons. I think that Saul has committed himself even more fully to the agency, and Carrie rejects some fundamental principles of it. They are so profoundly bonded, that's not anything that they will be able to rid themselves of, nor would they want to. She's matured into a very different place from where he has matured to," Danes stated, according to Variety.

"Homeland" season 6 will premiere on Jan. 15, 2017 at 9 p.m. EDT on Showtime.