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Homeland Season 5 to cover ISIS, Putin

The popular TV series Homeland is to cover ISIS and Vladmir Putin in its fifth season

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The popular TV series Homeland is to cover ISIS and Vladmir Putin in its fifth season, British newspaper The Independent has reported.

While plot details have not yet been revealed, TV network Showtime’s president David Nevins has revealed some indications on what fans can expect in the upcoming season.

Nevin told the Television Critics Association press tour: “The first episode’s going to deal with Russia, being right next to Russia – what’s Putin up to? What’s going on with this tricky relationship there?”

“It deals with ISIS. I feel like this story is a very fresh story. Its themes, I think, will resonate with people. Charlie Hebdo. Edward Snowden. It’s interesting elements to this season that brings a lot of things together."

The audience might be a little surprised to see ISIS, since executive producer Alex Gansa had suggested that the terrorist group might be “too evil” to reenact on television.

“What ISIS is doing on the ground feels so medieval and so horrible that to try and make what they are talking about understandable or relatable is very difficult,” he stated.

“It’s a question that we wrestle with because one of the great things about Homeland is that we are able to comment on current events in a way a lot of shows aren't able to do.”

Homeland Season five airs in October.