Season 6 once again stars Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham and Mandy Patinkin, with new cast member Elizabeth Marvel as President-elect Elizabeth Keane.
After she thwarted a terrorist attack in Berlin, Season 6 picks up several months later and finds Carrie Mathison (Danes) back on American soil, living in Brooklyn, New York. She has begun working at a foundation whose efforts are to provide aid to Muslims living in the U.S.
Season 6 tackles the after effects of the U.S. presidential election, with the entire season taking place between election day and the inauguration.
It's a strange, transitional time in the halls of government filled with anxiety and different competing interests, where a very fragile and complex transfer of power takes place between the outgoing president and the incoming president-elect.
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 6 are Chip Johannessen, Patrick Harbinson, Lesli Linka Glatter, Claire Danes, Michael Klick, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir and Ran Telem.
The first 10 episodes of Season 6 aired on M-Net Edge. When the channel was discontinued in March 2017, the final two episodes were moved to M-Net.