Homeland Season 6 has begun filming in New York as the first look at Claire Danes's Carrie Mathison and Rupert Friend's Peter Quinn is released in behind-the-set photos. The 5th season of the Showtime drama ended on a cliffhanger with the fate of Quinn– who was declared brain dead– left hanging.

The set pictures, released by Hollywood Life, gives fan a glimpse at a post- stroke Quinn and back to New York Carrie, after spending season 5 in Germany. While Friend is seen in his grey sweatpants and a casual t-shirt with a long hair, Danes sports black pants and a casual t-shirt, roaming the streets of New York.

Showrunner Alex Gansa spoke about Quinn's fate at the Television Critics Association press tour.He said, "Quinn is alive — I can say that much. But we want to be really careful about revealing what his condition is. He suffered a major stroke last season... so he is a very changed and altered Quinn this year... He had a fairly rough ride last season, no doubt about it. Quinn this coming season will really represent a very profound and familiar casualty of the war on terror for our audience. What he endured last year is different from what he's going through this year [when it comes to Carrie]."

Homeland returns with season 6 Sunday (15 January) at 9 PM ET/PT on Showtime network. The official synopsis for season 6 reads as follows:

After she thwarted a terrorist attack in Berlin, season six picks up several months later and finds Carrie Mathison (Danes) back on American soil, living in Brooklyn, New York. She has begun working at a foundation whose efforts are to provide aid to Muslims living in the U.S. Season six will tackle the after effects of the U.S. presidential election, with the entire season taking place between election day and the inauguration. It's a strange, transitional time in the halls of government filled with anxiety and different competing interests, where a very fragile and complex transfer of power takes place between the outgoing president and the incoming president-elect.