Season six is set several months after Carrie’s return from Berlin, and her daughter Frannie is now played by four-year-old twins.
Chip Johannessen, executive producer, has said that Brody will loom over the new season as Frannie’s advancing age brings up the issue of her parentage.
He said: “One thing that surfaces this season is the question of who her father was.”
Johannessen revealed that Carrie will tell her daughter the truth about Brody in episode nine.
“I actually just got done writing a scene that serves as kind of a follow-up to a monologue [Carrie delivered to Frannie] in season four, in which she got her up to speed on who her father was,” he told TVLine.
Brody was killed off at the end of season three in a brutal public execution scene, only to make a surprise reappearance in season four during one of Carrie’s drug-fuelled hallucination.
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Brody briefly returned in Carrie's hallucination
Carrie will tell her daughter Frannie about her father
Showrunner Alex Gansa has confirmed that Brody is definitely dead and will not return to the show again.
He revealed that the soldier-turned-terrorist was originally supposed to die at the end of season one, but Damian Lewis’s Emmy Award-winning performance convinced producers to keep him alive.
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Gansa told Deadline: “When we first created Homeland, we envisioned that Brody would die at the end of season.
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“So we always believed that going into season two we would be telling a more conventional show about an intelligence officer, albeit a bipolar intelligence officer, but we always imagined that the show would revert to a more traditional franchise.”
He praised actress Claire Danes, who he said “is clearly able to carry the show all on her own shoulders”.