Showtime has announced that its Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning hit drama series Homeland will shift from its regular slot in the fall to a winter premiere in January 2017.

The series will return to the U.S. after spending the last two seasons shooting in South Africa and Berlin.

The sixth season of the critically acclaimed series is set to begin production in New York starting in August.

Returning for the sixth season are series regulars Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham and Mandy Patinkin.

After she thwarted a terrorist attack in Berlin, season six picks up several months later and finds Carrie Mathison (Danes) back on American soil, living in Brooklyn, NY. She has begun working at a foundation whose efforts are to provide aid to Muslims living in the United States.

Season six will tackle the after effects of the U.S. presidential election, with the entire season taking place between election day and the inauguration.

“We are proud that HOMELAND has been so consistently recognized for its excellence with awards and critical acclaim, but we are in awe of how the series fearlessly mines the geopolitics of our complicated world and translates that into compelling human drama,” said David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc.

**Photo courtesy of Showtime**

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