Showtime took the wraps off its winter lineup, announcing premiere dates for “Homeland,” which will return Sunday, Jan. 15, for season six, and “Billions,” which returns Sunday, Feb. 19, for season two.
Both shows are shooting in New York this summer, which marks a return to the U.S. for “Homeland” after spending the last two seasons shooting in South Africa and Berlin.
“Homeland” season six will once again star Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe Award winner Claire Danes, Emmy nominee Rupert Friend, Oscar winner and Emmy nominee F. Murray Abraham and Emmy and Tony Award winner 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, New York,” Showtime notes in its announcement. “She has begun working at a foundation whose efforts are to provide aid to Muslims living in the U.S. 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.”
“Homeland” has already been renewed for two additional seasons beyond season six.
“Billions” stars Oscar nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis in a costly war for personal domination. “It’s law versus money, with power, sex, and the soul of New York in the balance, as hard-charging U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) squares off against billionaire hedge fund king Bobby ‘Axe’ Axelrod (Lewis),” Showtime notes.
Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star.