casting couch

Hail to the Chief: Homeland’s Getting a Female President in Season 6

22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals
Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

That’s Madame President to you. When Homeland makes its return to Showtime in early 2017 for its sixth season, it’ll bring with it one new important addition to the cast — Elizabeth Marvel has joined the political thriller as the president of the United States. She’ll specifically be portraying president-elect Elizabeth Keane, a “bright, charming, lively, and blunt,” former junior senator who has yet to be inaugurated when the sixth season picks back up. Marvel previously portrayed Heather Dunbar, a former presidential candidate on House of Cards, for three seasons. Art predicting life, perhaps?

Homeland Getting a Female President in Season 6