Claire Danes from the Showtime series "Homeland" arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California August 25, 2014.
Claire Danes from the Showtime series "Homeland" arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California August 25, 2014. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Showtime recently wrapped up "Homeland" Season 4 with a plot that created quite a stir in the media. However, fans are already eager to know what comes next. Even though the Season 5 premiere is months away, potential spoilers are swirling around. Read on to find out what's in store for Carrie Mathison when "Homeland" returns with Season 5 as revealed by Showtime boss David Nevins.

Speaking at Television Critics Association's semi-annual press tour on Jan. 12, 2015, Showtime's president David Nevins teased major plot changes for the upcoming "Homeland" Season 5. Prior to the backlash, it was speculated that Haissam Haqqani, will return as a villain. However, now it seems there will be some alterations.

Reporting the executive's interview, Entertainment Weekly states that Nevins emphasized that "the story's villain will be chosen for creative reasons- and to avoid repetition- rather than the recent terror attacks in Europe." Meanwhile, decisions regarding the next season are yet to be made.

The last time fans saw Carrie and his team, they returned to Washington D.C. after a dangerous mission in Pakistan. According to Nevins, they are yet to decide where they will go for "Homeland" Season 5. "It could be Africa, it could be Europe, it could be back in another place in the Middle East. I don't expect that show to fall into a formula. I can see it coming back to the U.S. at some point," Nevins revealed.

While not much is known about show's plot point, fans can expect to watch some fresh storylines. Showtime's president revealed that they are not "necessarily going to stay now and forever [focusing on] U.S. relations in the Muslim world." The executive disclosed that the makers are "exploring a few different possibilities" and are ready to "change it a little bit."

So what fans can expect to see? According to Nevins, "Homeland" is a show about U.S. foreign policy and role of U.S. intelligence in times of difficulties and it is expected this plot point will remain relevant within the new storyline.

At the same time, the president reportedly assured that the recent attacks, Charlie Hebdo shooting in France and alleged Sony hacking will not prevent the show from dealing with difficult international matters. "They never shied away from anything difficult. I want them to go right into the teeth of it again," Nevins added.

The network president informed that the director of "Homeland" series is going to begin his research in Washington D.C. while preparing for Season 5. Nevins revealed that Gansa interviews some "Washington insiders and real-life intelligence operatives before deciding each season's narrative." "Homeland" Season 5 is expected to go into production in May and premiere in late September or early October.

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