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‘Homeland’ Season 7 Premiere Features ‘Paranoid,’ ‘Fascist’ U.S. President

With its season seven debut, the cloak-and-dagger cable series Homeland veered full force into its plot line depicting an American president who is a fascist, paranoid, autocratic, and un-American criminal. But, despite the obvious liberal theme, producers insist they aren’t portraying a fictionalized Donald Trump.

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TV Storytellers Struggle to Adapt in Age of Trump

Whether portraying the noble geopolitics of “Madam Secretary” or the dirty deeds on “House of Cards,” the high-stakes fumbling on “Veep” or the scourge of terrorism that haunts “Homeland,” script writers have always faced the challenge of staying topical yet inventive without straying outside the bounds of plausibility.

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‘Homeland’ Casts Female President

Showtime’s popular political thriller Homeland will feature a female president-elect when the show returns next year for its sixth season.