Season 6 of Homeland will incorporate the 2016 presidential election — but not in the way you might imagine.

Showrunner Alex Gansa tells Entertainment Weekly that the new season of Showtime's hit drama will focus on the lame-duck presidency in the aftermath of the election.

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"The whole season takes place between Election Day in November and the inauguration of a new president in January, during this strange and interregnum where a very fragile transfer of power takes place between the outgoing president and the incoming president-elect," Gansa says. "There is this strange period in America where there are 72 days when it's not exactly clear who's in charge, and there is a new president that needs to be educated on what it means to be president. ... It's a dangerous time in our democracy."

As previously reported, Season 6 will be set in New York.

Homeland is expected to return in the fall on Showtime.

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