It’s time to say goodbye.
Showtime confirms that Homeland will end after season eight. The news was announced by the network’s CEO and president David Nevins on Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour.
“Homeland has been a game-changing series for SHOWTIME, as provocative about the world we live in as it is prescient,” Nevins said. “This project, arriving right at the beginning of my Showtime tenure thanks to [producers] 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,” showrunner Alex Gansa said. “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.”
Production on the final twelve episodes will begin early next year. Season eight is scheduled to premiere in June 2019.