After the sixth season's shocking finale, fans are now ready for the coming of “Homeland” Season 7. With the unexpected death of Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend), viewers are now wondering what are going to happen next to Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) and Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin).

The show has been renewed to continue for two more seasons, and the 38-year-old actress will be reprising her role as the former operations officer working for the CIA. However, it is not yet known what will be in store for her now that Peter is gone.

The effect of 2016 presidential election

The show’s creator Alex Gansa hints that the impact of the previous 2016 presidential election can still be felt in the coming “Homeland” Season 7. In fact, he confessed to Deadline that he couldn't stress enough how the proclamation of Donald Trump as the new U.S. President affects the television series.

He even recalled the time when they just finished writing the show’s eighth episode then the controversial election happened. They feel like that it resulted for that certain episode to become irrelevant as it has no connection to the unforgettable triumph of Melania Trump’s husband.

But as they noticed that Trump would be having a not-so-good relationship with his community, they come up with a new idea to feature in the television series.

From here, they have thought of a new storyline to be used as their new narrative.

He also revealed that the show’s writing team would be visiting Washington D.C. to personally see what’s happening in the real world instead of just getting their ideas from the headlines. "How much that will influence the story we'll tell also remains to be seen," he said.

The seventh season’s expected release date

Moreover, people behind the television series have yet to reveal the release date of “Homeland” Season 7. To recall, the show’s first five installments were all unveiled in the fall season, but the sixth chapter was revealed in January 2017.

According to Indiewire, Gansa and the show’s writing team intentionally moved its release date to have more time developing its story.

The program’s another executive producer Howard Gordon, on the other hand, told the said publication that the delay did help them to fix the things they need to improve.

He also narrated that it was not an easy task to connect the events of what previously happened to what will newly occur, thus they all needed and wanted the proper time to connect the dots. He even admitted that they actually committed some mistakes in the past before they finally managed to put the story's pieces together. "Homeland" Season 7 is expected to be released in May 2018.