Showtime series breaks boundaries, features ISIS, Putin and Snowden
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The fifth season of Homeland will take on a major geo-political personality, including the Muslim extremist group, ISIS, and Russia's president, Vladimir Putin. This thriller television series has been relocated to Germany after it was pulled from the Middle East.
MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) - During the Television Critics Associations' press tour last Tuesday, Showtime president, David Nevins, was quoted at the panel interview giving a statement about Homeland's newest season, explaining, "The first episode's going to deal with Russia, being right next to Russia-what's Putin up to? What's going on with this tricky relationship there?
"It deals with ISIS. [Homeland producers have] shown the ability to have a very fresh story. Its themes, I think, will resonate with people. Charlie Hebdo. [NSA leaker Edward] Snowden. It's interesting elements to this season that brings a lot of things together. As long as they keep it fresh, it's a show that's never the same season after season."
Homeland will be the first TV production filmed in Germany throughout the whole season. Nevins provided more detail about this season's set in Berlin. "Berlin is a crossroads. It's a crossroads between Western Europe and the Muslim world. It's also a place with the strictest privacy laws in the world. This season explores all those themes and how they all come together."
Nevins explained the show is going to touch ISIS and all other things. He added the show reflects the world we all live in. He also stated that he is confident with what the production team is doing.
Nevins stated they will tackle the subject of what is going on now in Ukraine, in the episodes. Homeland's storyline continues, two years after the events with Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) in Pakistan during the show's fourth season.
Mathison, "who is struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the 'war on terror,' finds herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working for a private security firm."
Nevins concluded the panel interview by telling fans he found it difficult to imagine Homeland without Claire Danes.
"She's got a multi-year deal, so she's not going anywhere." He tells fans that Homeland will be here to stay and the show won't end soon, giving a promise to the fans that the show will continue to excite viewers in the years to come.
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