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.