Homeland: Morgan Spector & Mackenzie Astin Land Key Roles

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Carrie may have had a rough time of it during Homeland Season 6, but could the latest two additions to the cast be a ray of hope for the fate of the world?

According to TV Line, Morgan Spector has landed the series regular role of Dante Allen, who is an old friend of Carrie's who is brought into the fold when President Keane captures a group of individuals. 

Morgan Spector Smiles

Homeland Season 6 concluded with the big assassination attempt, and Keane decided it was best to keep Clare Danes' Carrie out in the cold because she felt she could no longer trust her. 

Dante will look into the people Keane detains to find out who could be behind the attempt on her life, but will Dante be able to talk Keane around to understand that Carrie cares for her?

That will be a big question, but one we look forward to seeing answered on the new season, which is set debut early next year on Showtime. 

Morgan Spector

Spector has previously appeared on Boardwalk Empire and Person of Interest, so he's no stranger to high drama. 

The other addition is Mackenzie Astin who will join the series as Bill, who just so happens to be Carrie's brother-in-law. 

He has been added to the series in a recurring role which is expected to span the duration of the seventh season. Ominously, the character leaves a university job to work in Keane's administration. 

Mackenzie Astin

So, Carrie now has two more people who know Keane. Is that a coincidence? We have no idea, but it will be fun to watch Carrie attempt to get back on Keane's Christmas card list. 

Astin has previously appeared in The Facts of Life, Scandal, and The Magicians

What do you think of this news, Homeland Fanatics? 

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Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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Homeland Quotes

Carrie: I missed something once before. I won't, I can't let that happen again.
Saul: It was ten years ago. Everyone missed something that day.
Carrie: Everyone's not me.

Carrie: Because Abu Nazir is playing the long game. This way no one expects a thing.
Saul: Except you?
Carrie: Except me.