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‘Homeland,’ ‘Affair’ get premiere dates

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Homeland Season 5 and The Affair Season 2 Get October Premiere Dates.

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.Showtime’s Emmy-nominated drama “Homeland” will kick off its fifth season on Oct. 4, the network announced Thursday, pairing it again on Sundays with “The Affair.” “Homeland,” up for five Emmys including best drama, will premiere Oct. 4 at 9 p.m., followed by the second-season launch of “The Affair” at 10.We’ve known that Homeland‘s Carrie Mathison will find herself in Berlin for months, and now we finally know when we’ll see her in action in this new locale, as Showtime has announced the premiere dates for Homeland Season 5 and The Affair Season 2.Coming off an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series for its fourth season, Homeland will jump ahead two years with Carrie Mathison, played by three-time Emmy winner and 2015 nominee Claire Danes, living in a self-imposed exile in Berlin.

That same night will also feature the season premiere of CBS’ “The Good Wife,” airing in the same 9 o’clock hour as “Homeland.” AMC’s “The Walking Dead” makes the night even tougher when it returns the following week. “Homeland’s” fifth season will pick up two years after Carrie Mathison’s ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief. So get out your date planners, Apple Watches, Post-Its, arms, or wherever it is you write down important dates to remember because you won’t want to forget this. The only surprise we could say is here is that “Homeland” is going to only get a one-hour premiere this year, which we feel is actually more of a show of confidence in the series.

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. In giving the show last time such a large chunk of time to kick off the story last year, we feel for the most part like what Showtime was trying to do was ultimately find a way to ensure that viewers got hooked on what was considered for the most part a comeback season for the show. The sophomore season will move beyond just the perspectives of the lead characters, played by Dominic West and Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson, to tell its story in four different points of view, highlighting the adulterous couple’s former spouses, played respectively by Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson.

There is a little less pressure now after all of the Emmy nominations the show received for the fourth season. “The Affair,” meanwhile, is coming off of an interesting trajectory here in which it received a ton of attention at the Golden Globes, and yet was snubbed hard by the Emmys. Alison will be attempting to move on from tragedy and building a lasting relationship while contending with the judgment of others and her own self-doubt. Meanwhile, the second season of The Affair will explore the emotional and psychological effects of an affair that destroyed two marriages, and the crime that brings these individuals back together. As for whether or not Showtime will issue some free previews for these two shows anytime soon, the answer is “likely.” The network allowed viewers to watch the premiere episodes on YouTube, and we imagine that trend will probably continue. 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 and Gordon, the executive producers for season five are Meredith Stiehm, Patrick Harbinson, Chip Johannessen, Alexander Cary, Lesli Linka Glatter, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir and Ran Telem. Noah’s former wife Helen (Maura Tierney) is attempting to piece her life together while navigating divorce proceedings, care for her children, and her parents’ noxious influence.

Her lover Noah (Golden Globe nominee Dominic West) is a burgeoning writer trying to balance the temptations of success, the family he left behind, and the woman he loves. Screen Actors Guild nominee Joshua Jackson plays Cole, Alison’s former husband struggling to overcome past heartbreak and start a promising new life. Award-winning playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem (“House of Cards,” “In Treatment”) and Hagai Levi (“In Treatment”) created the series.

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