‘Homeland’ Season Five will be set in Berlin

Season Five will also involve a time jump for Claire Danes' Carrie Mathison

Season Five of Homeland will be set in Berlin, the show’s network Showtime has announced.

Season Five will begin two years after events at the end of Season Four, the network also revealed in a short plot synopsis.

The full synopsis reads: “Season Five will pick-up two years after Carrie Mathison’s (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.”

Show runner Alex Gansa had previously revealed that Season Five would begin after a time jump and teased that Danes’ Carrie Mathison would “no longer be an intelligence officer”, but the synopsis offers clearer details of what the season will hold in store for Danes’ troubled CIA agent.

Season Five of Homeland will begin filming on location in Berlin this summer and is set to premiere on US network Showtime in the autumn. In the UK, the show airs on Channel 4. Danes, who has won two Emmys and two Golden Globes for her performance as Carrie Mathison, will once again be joined by Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson and Rupert Friend as Peter Quinn.