‘Homeland’ Season 6 Premiere Date & Extended Trailer
“Homeland” kicked off its fifth season on Showtime with a slight growth of the viewing audience (+3.29%), garnering over 1.66 million viewers, as well as universal acclaim among critics and viewers. Beyond all doubt, millions of loyal fans are eager to know, whether or not “Homeland” will return for a sixth season on Showtime, and if this happens, when to expect its release date?
Fortunately, numerous fans can breath a sigh of relief, because on August 11, 2016, it was announced that Showtime has picked up “Homeland” for 3 more seasons. A specific release date for a sixth season of “Homeland” has been revealed as well. According to the official announcement, “Homeland” returns for a sixth season on Sunday, January 15th, 2017 at 9p|8c exclusively on Showtime. You can sign up for our notifications (for Season 6, Season 7 and Season 8), or get acquainted with the additional info as well as recent news on the subject.
Showtime has announced that “Homeland” Season 6 picks up a few months after Carrie has managed to prevent a terrorist attack in Berlin. She returns home, in the United States and settles in Brooklyn, New York. She has started working on aid to Muslims that live in America. As it was reported for many times, the events of “Homeland” Season 6 will take place in the backdrop of the U.S. presidential election, more specific, between election day and the inauguration.
As for the upcoming seasons, Showtime inked a deal with Fox 21 TV Studios, to pick up “Homeland” for Seasons 7 and 8. Actually, the decision was quite predictable, given the fact that the recent season of the psychological thriller has received a brilliant reception from critics and viewers. Moreover, the television ratings of the fifth season were very strong, and have even increased, closer to the final. Let’s take a look at some figures and facts, in order to figure out why Showtime made this decision.
Currently, according to IMDB, “Homeland” has a score of 8.4 out of 10 based on over 235,500 user votes, 275 reviews from viewers and 119 reviews from critics. At the same time, according to Rotten Tomatoes, the fifth season of the spy thriller has an average score of 8.0 out of 10 and a 87% approval rating based on 22 reviews from critics, whereas the viewers have rated the last season of “Homeland” at 4.2 out of 5 with a 87% approval rating based on about 460 user votes. Meanwhile, according to Metacritic, the current season of “Homeland” has a score of 76 out of 100 based on 17 reviews from critics, while the viewers have rated the fifth season of “Homeland” at 7.5 out of 10 based on 115 user ratings.
The premiere of the fifth season has drawn 1.663 million viewers (+3.29% compared to previous season premiere) with a 0.56 demo rating among adults (18-49), while a finale of the series has gathered 2.073 million viewers (+12.85% compared to the Season 4 finale) with a 0.70 demo rating among adults (18-49). For comparison, “Homeland” Season 4 averaged a 0.55 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.65 million total viewers.
On August 11, 2016, it was announced that the Homeland’s newly elected president will be female. However, exec producer Alex Gansa also mentioned that “Although she’s a woman, she’s a little Hillary, a little Donald and a little Bernie Sanders.” Gansa also said that Peter Quinn is alive in the beginning of the sixth season. But Gansa doesn’t want to comment Quinn’s condition. On August 16, 2016, it was revealed that Robert Knepper joins “Homeland” for a recurring role in Season 6, where he will play General Jamie McClendon, the Department of Defense representative. On September 17, 2016, it was announced that Rupert Friend sustained an injury during production of the sixth season of “Homeland.” Finally, on September 18, 2016, Alex Gansa announced that very likely “Homeland” would be ending after Season 8. However, he mentioned that the final decision when to wrap the series will depend on Showtime.
On Dec 16, Showtime released a brand new extended trailer for a Season 6 of “Homeland.” As mentioned above, the upcoming season will take place in New York, following the aftermath of a U.S. presidential election. In Season 6, Carrie resides in Brooklyn with Frannie, assisting to Muslims that found themselves in the complicated situations.
Season 6 Release Date
“Homeland” Season 5 commenced on Oct. 4, 2015 on Showtime and its debut drew 1.663 million viewers, as well as has been praised by critics and viewers. It seems that Showtime’s leadership has been satisfied with such favourable indicators, and therefore the cable network has confirmed the renewal of its flagship drama “Homeland” for 3 more seasons. “Homeland” Season 6 premiere is slated for Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 9 PM ET|PT on Showtime. Fortunately, thanks to our notification system, we’re able to notify you about the further updates of the drama series, as well as about the “Homeland” Season 6 (Season 7 and Season 8) release date. Stay tuned. Don’t miss the premiere! Join our list of subscribers using the form below, and we’ll deliver a notification on the release date directly to your inbox.
— Homeland (@SHO_Homeland) December 16, 2016