WATCH: The first trailer for the new 'Homeland' season brings someone back from the dead

The show's sixth season is set in the aftermath of a shock US presidential election result

WATCH: The first trailer for the new 'Homeland' season brings someone back from the dead

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Things are tense and a little too close to home in the first official trailer for the sixth season of the US espionage series Homeland. Set during the “most difficult transfer of power in history” as a new US President-elect awaits her inauguration.

Taking place a few months after the Berlin-based fifth run, Carrie (Claire Danes) is back on US soil and working in Brooklyn at a foundation that provided aid to Muslims living in America. The three-minute trailer shows us Carrie still isn’t afraid of butting heads to get the job done, that Saul still gets kidnapped more frequently than an intelligence officer really should, and the return of a character who wasn’t doing so well when we last saw him...

Homeland returns to screens in the early weeks of January. Take a look at the trailer in full below:

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