Thursday, April 18, 2024

“Homeland” Season 5: Carrie’s Getting a Hot German Lover, and a Talking Child


“Homeland” is going to Berlin. That’s right. The popular Showtime series starring Clare Danes and Mandy Patinkin is leaving the mid East for Germany. I do mean the location since “Homeland” used South Africa to appear as Afghanistan in season 4.

The big news I can tell is that Carrie Mathison is getting a hot new German-Jewish boyfriend named Jonas, according to sources. Jonas hasn’t been cast yet, but I’m told the new actor must be comfortable with nudity and sexuality on screen. I guess that means the mourning for Brody (Damian Lewis) is officially over.

Carrie’s daughter Franny, with Brody, will also be appearing on the show. She’s three or four years old and can speak. She will obviously have a lot to say if they tell her what’s been going on since the show began!

Carrie and Saul (Patinkin) will also get a new antagonist called Otto, described as a descendant of a Nazi family who’s trying to do right by the world. From what I’m told, “Homeland” Berlin will have storylines featuring former Nazi activities and maybe some Russian spies. I don’t blame the producers for wanting to cool it with the mid East.

“Homeland” post-Brody has turned into an excellent show. They’ve managed to reinvent themselves each season with new compelling stories. They could easily go 7 seasons at this point.

Stay tuned…


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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