Season 5 picks up two years after Carrie Mathison's (Claire Danes) ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief.
Struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the "war on terror," Carrie finds herself in self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working as the head of security for a German philanthropist.
Season 5 also stars Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham, Sebastian Koch, Miranda Otto, Alexander Fehling, Sarah Sokolovic and Mandy Patinkin.
Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, Homeland was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and is based on the original Israeli series Prisoners of War by Gideon Raff.
Along with Gansa and Gordon, the executive producers for Season 5 are Meredith Stiehm, Patrick Harbinson, Chip Johannessen, Alexander Cary, Lesli Linka Glatter, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir and Ran Telem.
Season 5 originally aired on M-Net City on Wednesdays at 21h30. It moved half an hour earlier to Wednesdays at 21h00 when the channel was restructured in June 2016, beginning with Episode 4 on Wednesday 1 June.