Homeland Season 6 Production Delayed by Actor Injury

In the case of Homeland, television is mirroring real life for actor Rupert Friend, who plays Peter Quinn on the hit Showtime series.

The actor's character has been dealing with injuries suffered in season 5 of the hit show, but Friend has also been nursing some real life injuries of his own, specifically a broken bone in his right ankle (via AceShowBiz). Friend originally rolled his ankle during season 4, which weakened it and left it vulnerable. While he was offset, he hurt the same ankle, suffering a broken bone. That will leave Friend unavailable for the last two episodes of the season, and the show is attempting to rearrange their shooting schedule accordingly.

Lesli Linka Glatter, Executive Producer of Homeland, will be chipping in to direct portions of episodes 1 and 2, scenes that don't' hinge on Friend's appearance. Friend appeared at the Emmy's on Saturday sporting his crutches, but he looked in high spirits, and told the press "Everyone has been very accommodating."

Hopes are high that he will return in time to complete the filming for episodes 1 and 2 once his injury heals.

Showtime President of Programming Gary Levine recently addressed Quinn's condition, and even though he has survived the season 5 finale, he won't be the same when season 6 starts (via EW).

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"Quinn is severely damaged. There is no question about it. The life-or-death question remains. But if he should live, it will not be in any way, shape or form the way he has lived to date."

Homeland will return to Showtime on January 15th, 2017.