Popular TV series “Homeland” is adding Sebastian Koch, Miranda Otto, Alexander Fehling and Sarah Sokolovic as series regulars for its next instalment.
German actor Koch (‘The Lives of Others’) will play Otto During, a German philanthropist, who is also Carrie Mathison’s boss.
Australian actress Otto, known for her role as Eowyn in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, will star as Allison Carr, the current Berlin Chief of Station, working directly under Saul Berenson.
Also a German actor, Fehling (“Inglourious Basterds”) will portray Carrie’s boyfriend Jonas Happich, who works as a legal counsel for the During Foundation.
Sokolovic (“Cold Comes the Night”) will star as Laura Sutton, an American journalist in Berlin who also works for the During Foundation.
The addition of several German actors is in line with previous confirmation that the upcoming fifth season would be entirely filmed in Germany.
Claire Danes is back as Carrie Mathison, Mandy Patinkin reprises his role as Saul Berenson, with Rupert Friend and F. Murray Abraham also returning.
Season five will pick up two years after Carrie’s ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief.
Struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the “war on terror,” Carrie finds herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working for a private security firm.