9:59am PT by Michael O'Connell
Latest 'Homeland' Season 6 Trailer Teases Quinn's Return
"The transfer of power will not be peaceful."
Homeland dropped the latest trailer for its upcoming sixth season on Friday, and the echoes to current events are in no short supply. The Showtime drama is in New York, dealing with the tense transition period for a president-elect.
How that will relate to Claire Danes' Carrie Mathison is up in the air. During the three-minute spot, she seems mostly concerned with a potential terror threat in series' latest location. But what might be most interesting to Homeland fans isn't even technically shown. Carrie is heard speaking with Quinn (Rupert Friend), seemingly awake after last being seen in a vegetative state during the fifth season ender.
Showrunner Alex Gansa has kept mum about how Quinn would return to the series after he seemed like he could have died. "We really want to be careful about revealing what his condition is," Gansa told reporters at summer's end. "He suffered a major stroke last season. You are going to see a very changed and altered Quinn this year. I think Quinn, this coming season, will really represent a profound and familiar casualty of the war on terror for our audience. What he endured last year is different from what he'll go through this year. This year will be suffused with his daily relationship with Claire's character."
Homeland returns Jan. 15.