Showtime announced two premiere dates today, including the debut of the eagerly anticipated fifth season of the Emmy-winning drama series “Homeland.”
Both “Homeland” and season two of “The Affair” will bow Sunday, Oct. 4 — “Homeland” at 9 p.m. ET/PT followed by “The Affair” at 10 p.m.
The pay-cable channel also took the wraps off new key art for “Homeland,” seen below.
Showtime said in its anouncement: “‘Homeland’ season five will pick up two years after Carrie Mathison’s (Emmy, Screen Actors Guild 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 as the head of security for a German philanthropist.”
The series, which Showtime notes is the first U.S. TV series to shoot entirely in Germany, is currently in production in Berlin.
Commentng on season two of “The Affair,” Showtime noted that the series “explores the emotional and psychological effects of an affair that destroyed two marriages, and the crime that brings these individuals back together. This season, the provocative drama will be told separately from four different perspectives, revealing four distinct truths.”
Cast members include Ruth Wilson and Dominic West.