Peter Quinn's not dead in Homeland


Homeland's Peter Quinn will be back in the next instalment of the hit TV series.

A question mark has been hanging over the character, played by British actor Rupert Friend, after he was thought to have died in previous scenes.

But he'll be back in the sixth series of the US political thriller, according to co-creator Alex Gansa.

Claire Danes, from left, Mandy Patinkin and Alex Gansa participate in the Homeland panel discussion

Appearing at the Television Critics Association summer press tour with the show's stars Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, Deadline quoted the showrunner as saying: "Quinn is alive -- I can say that much. But we want to be really careful about revealing what his condition is.

"He suffered a major stroke last season... so he is a very changed and altered Quinn this year."

He added: "Quinn this coming season will really represent a very profound and familiar casualty of the war on terror for our audience. What he endured last year is different from what he's going through this year."

Claire Danes

Season six will be set in New York City and follow the period between Election Day and the swearing in of Elizabeth Keane, the new US president played by Elizabeth Marvel.

Claire character Carrie Mathison lives in New York in the new season and works for an organisation that helps Muslims living in the US.

The Showtime hit, which originally starred Damian Lewis and shot the British actor to fame, returns in 2017.