New season of ‘Homeland’ will have Alex Jones-type character targeting troubled Hillary-like POTUS

New season of ‘Homeland’ will have Alex Jones-type character targeting troubled Hillary-like POTUS
National security hair. (Image: Homeland season 7 trailer, Showtime, YouTube)

[Ed. – James Hibberd is a scream, when he gets to really write.  Meanwhile, I guess I’m the last to realize Claire Danes is, like, 38 now.  How does everybody but me keep getting older?]

“The country is in freefall, tearing itself apart!” warns Carrie Mathison. …

Former CIA agent Mathison (Claire Danes) is back in the first trailer for Showtime’s Homeland season 7, which depicts the show’s heroes and villains alike struggling against an overreaching and civil rights-abusing president.

The upcoming season of the espionage thriller has a rogue Mathison trying to take down criminals in the government under the tyrannical administration of President Keene (Elizabeth Marvel)…

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The show banked on Hillary Clinton winning in 2016 while making season 6, then recalibrated a bit midway through after Donald Trump won. Keene was originally presented as a liberal and sympathetic figure until the season’s climactic assassination attempt, after which she went on an authoritarian warpath, which is where this alternate D.C. universe finds itself now.

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