'Homeland' season 8 will be the last for Showtime's series
Showtime president and CEO David Nevins made the announcement on Monday that the show will be concluding with Season 8
All those looking forward to Homeland's upcoming season eight, here's a sad but not surprising news: It will be the Showtime series' last. Showtime's president David Nevins announced the decision on Monday, putting an official stamp on what showrunner Alex Gansa and cast members had been hinting for long.
“[Exec producer] Alex Gansa will be bringing this show, which has won eight Emmys and five Golden Globes, to its proper conclusion,” Nevins told reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.
“I cannot say enough about how much Homeland has meant for the acceleration of our brand, not to mention to me personally. It was, in fact, the first show that I greenlit when I came to Showtime.” "I do not want to hear the word cancellation," Nevins clarified. "Alex Gansa will bring the show to its proper conclusion."
Nevins added that the decision was made mutually by Gansa and leading lady Claire Danes. “Alex and Claire both started talking about it towards the end of last season,” he explained. “I asked, ‘Are you sure? Let’s think about it.’ But when they were resolved, it seemed like it was the right time. The two of them finally made the decision.”
“I am sad to see the journey coming to an end, but it is time.” Gansa said in a statement. As for Danes, she started the swan-song scuttlebutt earlier this year when she told Howard Stern that the end was near. “Yeah, [Season 8’s] it.”
TVLine had reported at that time that the network had not made a decision beyond Season 8. In June, Danes commented and counteracted; "It’s not absolutely finite” that Season 8 will be the series’ last. “That’s been the template in my mind, [but], at the same time, who knows?”
The final season with 12-episode is rumored to be shot in Israel and will premiere in June next year.