Claire Danes reveals details of ‘Homeland’ season 6

The show will be centred around a female president-elect

Homeland star Claire Danes has revealed that a female president-elect will be the centre of the Showtime programme’s next series, which is expected to start later this year.

Last month, it was revealed in a press release that the new season will be based around the election race. It said season 6 occurs during a “a strange, transitional time in the halls of government filled with anxiety and different competing interests, where a very fragile and complex transfer of power takes place between the outgoing president and the incoming president-elect.”

Now, speaking to EW at an event in New York last night (Tuesday), Claire Danes revealed the new series of Homeland will be based around a fictional presidential nominee rather than being based on Hillary Clinton, with the character being “kind of a composite of all of the different candidates and a kind of — not rebellious necessarily — but she’s challenging norms and is a little threatening for that reason.”

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Homeland ran into trouble last year after Graffiti artists hired to decorate the set of the hit TV series hid subversive messages accusing the show of racism.

That was after Danes appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime talk show in September where she revealed that she’s a big fan of techno music and Berghain nightclub in Berlin.