Claire Danes accepts the award for favorite premium cable TV show with "Homeland" co-star Mandy Patinkin at the People's Choice Awards 2016 in Los Angeles, California January 6, 2016. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

“Homeland” fans are eagerly waiting for answers to a myriad of questions that were left open-ended when Season 5 ended. Thankfully, showrunner Alex Gansa has revealed a bit of details on what’s in store when Season 6 returns.

[Spoiler Alert] Last time fans saw Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend), he was in a bad shape and in coma. Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) was seen pulling off the life support plug. However, it was revealed that Quinn will be alive but fans will see a very different Quinn in Season 6. Saul Berenson, Mathison’s mentor and father-figure requested Mathison to join the CIA once again but she declined.

Gansa has revealed that Mathison and CIA will be taking up new missions and fight terrorism in the US, reported Deadline. The storyline of Season 6 will be extremely realistic than the previous ones and based on real life events. The actions will move to New York City. The main theme of “Homeland” Season 6 will be balancing civil liberties with civil security.

“Sometimes I wish we hadn’t been so relevant, I have to say,” Gansa said.

He also revealed that the subway terrorist scene in Season 5 finale was shot just two and a half days after the terrorist attacks on Paris in November 2015.

However, in Season 5, apart from Quinn’s torture and terrible fate, there was another plot that was driving fans crazy and that was the misunderstanding between Mathison and Berenson. As Mathison was working as a security chief for one of Berlin’s private institutions, Berenson was not cool about it.

At one point, he even started believing that Mathison was committing treason of international importance to foreigners. The rift was solved when Season 5 was nearing its end. However, the bad blood is still there. It will be interesting to see how the inseparable duo solve their problems and get back hunting “bad guys” in the United States.

Also hanging in balance is Carrie’s Berlin boss Otto Düring’s (Sebastian Koch) marriage proposal. In Season 5, Carried was seen enjoying temporary “domestic bliss” with boyfriend Jonas Happich (Alexander Fehling). However, Düring never appreciated the relationship in secret and even played a role in their breakup. In the finale, Düring proposed to Carrie but Carrie asked for some time to think.

As “Homeland” always dwells on real-life incidents, Entertainment Weekly asked Showtime boss David Nevins if there would be a part in Season 6 dealing with candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States, Donald Trump. Nevins had a very interesting thought to share.

“They don't tend to use real people, but they tend to find themes that are real, so it's possible,” he said.

“Homeland” Season 6 will premiere in October 2016 on Showtime.