By Nolan Feeney
March 7, 2015

Homeland ended its explosive (and greatly improved) fourth season on a quiet note, with Carrie Mathison and the gang pulling out of Pakistan and heading home to the U.S. But for the Showtime series’ upcoming fifth season, which premieres this fall, Claire Danes’ troubled CIA agent may be packing her bags yet again.

“We’re shooting in Germany,” executive producer Alex Gansa told a crowd at PaleyFest on Friday, according to TVLine. Though most of the show’s international action has taken place in the Middle East, the location change doesn’t mean the show will necessarily take place in Germany: Last season was set in Pakistan but was filmed in South Africa.

More importantly, Gansa revealed the new season will jump two and a half years into the future, where Carrie won’t be fighting terrorists (at least in any official capacity). “Carrie will no longer be an intelligence officer,” he said.


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