Homeland switches to SBS

Another TV show switches networks in the shakedown of former TEN titles.

Season seven of Homeland will screen in 3 weeks time on SBS -no longer screening on TEN.

This will be just 4 days after its US return. The show was previously distributed by 20th Century FOX TV.

SBS Director of Television and Online Content, Marshall Heald said: “SBS audiences were captivated by the gripping, emotional Israeli drama that inspired Homeland, so we’re thrilled to bring the penultimate season of this US hit drama to Australian audiences.

Homeland explores geopolitics, international intrigue and espionage and is a compelling human drama.”

Episodes will be available after broadcast via SBS On Demand.

The edge-of-your-seat spy thriller premiered to universal critical acclaim and is based on the original Israeli series Prisoners of War, which premiered in Australia on SBS in 2013.

Starring Emmy and Golden Globe winner Claire Danes and Emmy and Tony winner Mandy Patinkin, the series also stars returning actors Elizabeth Marvel, Linus Roache, Maury Sterling and Jake Weber, and joining the cast this season is acclaimed actor Morgan Spector (Boardwalk Empire).

CIA officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is top in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin), Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and sanity, at every turn.

At the end of season six, following an assassination attempt on her life, President Keane (Elizabeth Marvel) broke her promise to Carrie by arresting 200 members of the intelligence community without bringing charges against them, including Saul Berenson.

In season seven, Carrie has moved back to D.C. to take on the Keane administration and secure the release of the 200 and prove that not all conspiracies are theories.

Friday 16 February at 8.30pm on SBS.

12 Responses

  1. Homeland will be a natural fit for SBS on Demand as it also screens Berlin House and The Bureau, besides commercial TV really have no clue when it comes to deciding how it telecasts overseas content which is perplexing with all their HD add on stations available. SBS have a good thing going here but it will need to be careful, the sites streaming quality can be variable and the sites design and appearance changes with different apps, there is a need for some consistency in presentation with a decision made of what those annoying repetitive ad and SBS promotional intrusions are achieving apart from aggravating the viewer.

    1. Be a bit of a wait. Netflix doesn’t even have S6 yet. Compared to TEN SBS has fewer commercials & promos, few or no pop-ups, and starts programs on time, not 20-30 minutes late because of some unreality show overrun.

    1. Showtime is the commissioning channel. But Homeland is made and distributed internationally by Fox 21 Television. As the article says, Ten had it under their output deal to distribute Fox shows in Australia. Homeland had little to do with Hatufim initially, except for a POW (instead of 3) struggling to reintegrate after return. For the last few seasons it has been about the struggles of intelligence analyst and single mother Carrie. SBS will go to great lengths to avoid saying we buy up US content the other networks miss to make money.

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