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'Homeland' To Tackle Iran Nuke Deal, Make New President Mix Of Clinton & Trump

'Homeland' begins filming next month and showrunner Alex Gansa says the Showtime drama will hope to jump right into the political conversation.

The sixth season will focus on the immediate aftermath of the election and while a woman, Elizabeth Marvel, will play president, Gansa says that doesn't mean producers are favoring Hillary Clinton. In fact, they promise the president will include a bit of both candidates.

"Every season, when we're developing stories, we're terrified of being counterfactual by the time we air," Gansa said at the network's Television Critics Association event.

"This year, we're hedging our bets a little bit. She's a little bit Hillary, a little bit Donald Trump and a little bit Bernie Sanders."

"If you listen to Donald Trump, there are these people who run the government from administration to administration and they have completely screwed the world up. There is part of that in our president."

"There is also a little bit of Hillary, in terms of she's a pragmatist and knows Washington from the inside."

Gansa also insisted that Rupert Friend's Peter Quinn was alive, despite him seemingly dying in the finale.

"Quinn is alive," said Gansa. "I can say that much, but we really want to be careful about revealing what his condition is. 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 Danes' character."

August 12, 2016 |

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