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'Homeland' season 5: Premiere date, trailer, poster revealed

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Want to know when Homeland is coming back? 

Season 5 will premiere Oct. 4th, Showtime just announced. The espionage thriller will be paired with the second season return of The Affair.

The network also released a poster for the new Berlin-set season (below), but that doesn’t tell you much (and oddly enough, it doesn’t take advantage of the show’s new setting, which made Homeland the first U.S. TV series to shoot an entire season in Germany). There is new marketing tagline, however: “The only way out is back in.” 

Season 5 picks up two years after the events last season with Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) 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.

In way, producers are following the template laid down by their previous spy thriller, Fox’s 24, which typically started every season with Jack Bauer in exile, then getting called back into service to face some new threat. 

Here’s the Homeland poster and, below that, the recently released teaser trailer. 

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