'Homeland' Season 7 Trailer Targets Presidential Corruption

Carrie is on the outside, while Saul cozies up to the divisive president at the center of the last season.

Homeland's seventh season is on the horizon. The drama returns to Showtime on Feb. 11 — and, based on the first trailer, it's attempting to be as timely as ever.

Events pick up after the sixth-season finale, where a President-elect played by Elizabeth Marvel was nearly assassinated and revealed to be something of a shady character. Carrie (Claire Daines) is on the outside, investigating White House corruption, while Saul (Mandy Patinkin) makes the surprise jump from federal prison to Oval Office adviser. The right-wing conspiracy theorist, Homeland's spin on Alex Jones played by Brett O'Keefe, also appears to be involved in some kind of militia. There's a lot to digest.

It also looks like Homeland producers are still ignoring the plea of some disgruntled fans, who launched an unrealistic campaign to bring back Rupert Friend's killed-off character earlier this year.