Homeland confirms final season in 2019

No surprises here, Homeland has confirmed its eighth season, due in 2019, will be its last.

Showtime president and CEO David Nevins made the announcement at the Television Critics Association press tour noting that “Alex [Gansa] and Claire [Danes] both started talking about it last season.”

The news follows Claire Danes recently telling Howard Stern she was conflicted about the likelihood of a final season.

“I’ll be ready for a reprieve from that,” adding, “She’s a lot, this Carrie-freakin’ Mathison character.”

She later told clarified, “It’s not unequivocally conclusive.

“It’s the kind of show that could continue indefinitely because it’s a strange model,” she said. “It can mutate in a lot of ways.”

Filming of Season 8 will begin in January, later than previous seasons, due to Danes’ pregnancy.

Showtime programming president Gary Levine noted that the show “is not limping into the sunset. Last season was one of its best ever.”

Homeland airs in Australia on SBS.

Source: Variety

5 Comments:

  1. The broken remains of Carrie should be left to rest in peace-did folks see what she was like in the final prisoner swap scene of the last series?

  2. Considering the show was based on the Israeli series Prisoners of War it certainly has mutated since Damian Lewis left, this asks the question why, apart from studio politics, Homeland could not have developed a few more regular characters to fill the spaces spy shows usually leave due to attrition, especially the Carrie Mathison role, which lost credibility which each new season, a refresh may have helped it along especially with today’s political climate.

    • Not every season has been top notch (some have been a chore) but surely the character of Carrie has explored all kinds of new things (including motherhood) we never saw in S1. We got more on Saul, Peter Quinn and F. Murray Abraham as Dar Adal. It’s a bit like 24, needs the hero as the centre of the universe regardless. 8 seasons is more than I would have expected but I’ve come this far, so I will hang in for 1 more.

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