Showtime is sticking to tradition with another early-October season premiere for Homeland. Paired with The Affair, Season 5 of Homeland will debut on Sunday, October 4.

HOME_PRrelease_300Additionally, Showtime released key art and more plot details for Season 5 of Homeland. The series picks up two years after Carrie Mathison’s (Claire Danes) ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief. Struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the “war on terror,” Carrie finds herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working as the head of security for a German philanthropist.

Homeland, which in production in Berlin as the first American TV series to shoot entirely in Germany, also stars Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham, Sebastian Koch, Miranda Otto, Alexander Fehling, Sarah Sokolovic and Mandy Patinkin.

Season 2 of The Affair explores the emotional and psychological effects of an affair that destroyed two marriages. This season, the provocative drama will be told separately from four different perspectives, revealing four distinct truths. Ruth Wilson and Dominic West star, and Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson co-star.