‘Homeland’ Nearing Renewal for Seasons 7 and 8, Will Return in 2017

Courtesy of Showtime

Homeland” is nearing a renewal for Season 7 and Season 8, Showtime CEO David Nevins told reporters on Wednesday. (Update, 8/11: It’s official — “Homeland” will return for Seasons 7 and 8.)

“We’re just about done with a deal with Fox 21 for ‘Homeland ‘for three more years starting for season six,” he said on a conference call.

The hit series will also move from its regular fall premiere date to a winter debut scheduled for January 2017 in its upcoming sixth season. Season 6 will begin production in New York this August, once again starring Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham and Mandy Patinkin.

Speaking to reporters, Nevins indicated that the series could run for many more seasons to come.

“Homeland is a show that’s constantly reinventing itself,” Nevins said. “It’s not on a straight character trajectory path. It’s changing season to season. More than most, it’s a show that has an open-ended expiration date because of the subject matter.”

After she thwarted a terrorist attack in Berlin, season six picks up several months later and finds Carrie Mathison (Danes) back on American soil, living in Brooklyn, NY. She has begun working at a foundation whose efforts are to provide aid to Muslims living in the United States. Season six will tackle the after effects of the U.S. presidential election, with the entire season taking place between election day and the inauguration. It’s a strange, transitional time in the halls of government filled with anxiety and different competing interests, where a very fragile and complex transfer of power takes place between the outgoing president and the incoming president-elect.

“Homeland” was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and is based on the original Israeli series Prisoners of War by Gideon Raff. Along with Gansa and Gordon, the executive producers for season six will be Chip Johannessen, Lesli Linka Glatter, Patrick Harbinson, Michael Klick, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir and Ran Telem.

“We are proud that ‘Homeland’ has been so consistently recognized for its excellence with awards and critical acclaim, but we are in awe of how the series fearlessly mines the geopolitics of our complicated world and translates that into compelling human drama,” Nevins said in a statement released by the network. “Under Alex Gansa’s brilliant leadership, ‘Homeland’ has shown an uncanny ability to reinvent itself which makes us supremely confident that this show will remain as distinctive, relevant and cutting edge as anything on television for as long as these producers want to continue.”


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  1. T. Cusati says:

    After Peter Quinn being, ‘Killed Off’, I will NOT watch, ‘Homeland’, again.

  2. Brad Lee says:

    Love it -love it- love it. Homeland is so freaking good – has become ‘must watch’ TV to the extent there is such a thing LOL. I want it to go on forever. Please Showtime- let’s pick it up for at least the balance of the Trump Admin. One thing that never gets mentioned about Mandy… he uses a totally different voice on Homeland than his natural speaking voice. It’s subtle but he does a great job ‘in character’.

    He is also speaking out for the global refugees – this “beware of the dog” attitude of the Trump admin is ridiculous… little homeless kids in Serbia or Syria are not terrorists, and our vetting process is already the best on the planet… it takes almost 2 years as it is. 4-5 million refugees have settled here since 911 and I don’t believe there has been one single case of “terrorism” and crime in general amongst that population is incredibly low – far below that of the general population.

    Then we have the great Rupert Friend. What an amazing job he’s been doing as Peter Quinn. And of course Claire Danes…. I mean this show is a home run for these times. WATCH IT.

  3. Rich says:

    *** SPOILER*** I thought Peter Quinn died last season. Why would Rupert Friend return? Flashbacks, time travel, or resurrection?

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