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July 27, 2016 at 05:13 PM EDT


TV Show
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
run date
Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin
Current Status
In Season

Homeland has elected its new president.

The Showtime drama has cast Elizabeth Marvel as President-elect Elizabeth Keane, EW has learned. Homeland’s new president seems to parallel the recently named Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Not only is Keane a female, but she’s a former senator from New York, who is described as a natural politician.

This isn’t Marvel’s first time making a bid for the White House, as she previously starred as Heather Dunbar on Netflix’s House of Cards. She also recently had a recurring role on season 2 of Fargo, playing Peggy’s ill-fated boss Constance.

After spending the last few seasons abroad, Homeland is returning to the U.S., with the new season picking up a few months after Carrie thwarts the terrorist attack in Berlin. She is now living in Brooklyn and working at a foundation aimed at providing aid to Muslims living in the country.

Showrunner Alex Gansa previously told EW that season 6 will be completely set during the time period from Election Day in November to the inauguration of a new president in January.

“There is this strange period in America where there are 72 days when it’s not exactly clear who’s in charge, and there is a new president that needs to be educated on what it means to be president,” Gansa told EW. “That is a very complex transfer of power filled with all kinds of anxiety and different competing interests — How do I get the ear of the new president? How does the new president elect deal with the president that’s going out? — and it’s a dangerous time in our democracy.”

Homeland will return to Showtime in January 2017.

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