Jun 01 2015

Casting News: Four New Actors Join Homeland‘s List of Regulars For Season 5

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Homeland LogoAs we told you in our previous post, <i>Homeland</i> is moving to Germany next season. Joining the series regulars for season five in Berlin are Sebastian Koch, Miranda Otto, Sarah Sokolovic, and Alexander Fehling. Production begins tomorrow with a fall premiere date for the upcoming 12-episode season.

For a description of the new characters who will be joining Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend), Dar Adal (F. Murray Abraham), and Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin), check out Showtime’s press release below.

 

HOMELAND RECRUITS NEW ASSETS FOR SEASON FIVE

SEBASTIAN KOCH, MIRANDA OTTO, SARAH SOKOLOVIC AND ALEXANDER FEHLING JOIN CAST AS SERIES REGULARS

 

 LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 01, 2015  – Today, SHOWTIME® and Fox 21 Television Studios announced four new series regulars for the upcoming fifth season of its Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning drama series HOMELAND.  Celebrated German actor Sebastian Koch (THE LIVES OF OTHERS), acclaimed actress Miranda Otto (THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy),  Alexander Fehling (INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS) and Sarah Sokolovic (COLD COMES THE NIGHT) have signed on to the cast and will begin filming in Berlin this week alongside returning series stars Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham and Mandy Patinkin.   Below are brief descriptions of the new characters:

 

OTTO DÜRING (Sebastian Koch), a German philanthropist and Carrie’s (Danes) boss.

 

ALLISON CARR (Miranda Otto), the current Berlin Chief of Station, working directly under Saul Berenson (Patinkin).

 

LAURA SUTTON (Sarah Sokolovic), an American journalist in Berlin who works for the Düring Foundation.

 

JONAS HAPPICH (Alexander Fehling), legal counsel for the Düring Foundation and Carrie’s boyfriend.

 

HOMELAND begins production tomorrow in Berlin, and will be the first American TV series to shoot entirely in Germany. Season five will pick up two years after Carrie Mathison’s (Emmy, SAG 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 for a private security firm.  HOMELAND’s 12episode season will premiere this fall on SHOWTIME.

Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, HOMELAND was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and is based on the original Israeli series “Prisoners of War” by Gideon Raff.  Along with Gansa, Gordon and Raff, the executive producers for season five are Alexander Cary, Chip Johannessen, Meredith Stiehm, Patrick Harbinson, Lesli Linka Glatter, Avi Nir and Ran Telem.

 

Source: © 2015 Showtime Network, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Linda

Love TV, movies, and books--mostly mysteries, with a good love story thrown in every now and then. I have four adopted dogs who I adore. I love trying new recipes, and enjoy eating what I make. English language perfectionist. Reading in bed, Italian food, warm weather, the beach, all types of games = favs!

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