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Homeland Adds House of Cards Alum as President-Elect

Get details on the new character

Liz Raftery

Homelandhas voted Elizabeth Marvel into office.

The House of Cardsalum will play President-elect Elizabeth Keane on Season 6 of Showtime's drama, Deadlinereports.

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Keane is a former junior senator from New York who's described as "bright, charming and lively," a straight-shooter who's "a natural politician."

The sixth season, which will premiere in January, will take place entirely between Election Day and Inauguration Day and will chronicle a tense transition of power. When the season picks up, Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) has returned to America and is working for an organization that provides aid to Muslims living in the United States.
(Full disclosure: is owned by CBS, the parent company of Showtime.)