Today, Showtime and Fox 21 Television Studios announced that four new series regulars have signed on for the upcoming fifth season of its Emmy and Golden Globe-winning drama series “Homeland.” The new additions include celebrated German actor Sebastian Koch (The Lives of Others), acclaimed actress Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Alexander Fehling (Inglourious Basterds) and Sarah Sokolovic (Cold Comes the Night). They will begin filming in Berlin this week alongside returning series stars Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham and Mandy Patinkin. You can check out photos of the new talent with accompanying character descriptions in the gallery viewer below!
“Homeland” begins production tomorrow in Berlin, and will be the first American TV series to shoot entirely in Germany. Season five will pick up two years after Carrie Mathison’s (Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe Award winner Claire Danes) ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief. Struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the “war on terror,” Carrie finds herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working for a private security firm.
“Homeland’s” 12-episode season will premiere this fall on Showtime.
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, Gordon and Raff, the executive producers for season five are Alexander Cary, Chip Johannessen, Meredith Stiehm, Patrick Harbinson, Lesli Linka Glatter, Avi Nir and Ran Telem.