Showtime’s confirmed the critically acclaimed, award-winning dramatic series, Homeland, will return for an eighth and final season. The announcement that the series will end doesn’t come as a surprise as series star Claire Danes had revealed earlier this year that she believed season eight would be the show’s final season.
According to Showtime’s official announcement, Homeland will begin shooting its final season in early 2019. Season eight will consist of 12 hour-long episodes and will premiere in June 2019.
“Homeland has been a game-changing series for Showtime, as provocative about the world we live in as it is prescient,” stated David Nevins, President and Chief Executive Officer of Showtime Networks Inc. “This project, arriving right at the beginning of my Showtime tenure thanks to Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and brought to life by a remarkable cast led by Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, is a richly written character study that is now ready for its natural conclusion. Viewers will be rewarded by the way Alex brings Homeland home.”
“Homeland has been the most joyful and rewarding experience of my career,” said Gansa. “Not many have been as lucky as me — partnered with the miraculous Claire Danes, supported to the ends of the earth by Fox and Showtime, and working in the company of some of the most gifted writers, actors, and filmmakers in the business. I am sad to see the journey coming to an end, but it is time.”
Homeland is based on the Israeli series Prisoners of War and was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon. Gansa, Gordon, Chip Johannessen, Deb Cahn, Lesli Linka Glatter, Patrick Harbinson, Claire Danes, Michael Klick, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir and Ran Telem will executive produce season eight.
A Look Back at Season 7: Season seven of the series this year continued its eerily accurate reflection of the world’s current political and national security landscape, as Carrie Mathison worked to expose a vast international conspiracy determined to bring down the Keane Administration. Carrie, along with the administration’s new National Security Advisor Saul Berenson were thrown into a labyrinth of double agents, social media bots, “fake news” charlatans and Russian active measures, all designed to wreak havoc on America’s democratic institutions. The season concluded with the surprise resignation of President Keane and Carrie’s bittersweet reunion with Saul, after being held captive in Russia for seven months.
— Homeland (@SHO_Homeland) August 6, 2018