David Nevin, CEO of Showtime announced at the Television Critics Awards that the 8th and final season of the Emmy-award winning show, Homeland in June 2019. Nevin characterized Homeland as “a game-changing series for Showtime, as provocative about the world we live in as it is prescient.” It will star Mandy Patinkin and Claire Danes.
When speaking about the ending of Homeland, Nevin said according to the press release, “This project, arriving right at the beginning of my Showtime tenure thanks to 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.” Showrunner, Alex Gansa noted that “Homeland has been the most joyful and rewarding experience of my career… I am sad to see the journey coming to an end, but it is time.”
Homeland was developed by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon and is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios. Homeland was developed for American Television and was based on the Israeli drama, Prisoners of War by Gideon Raff. The producers of season 8 are Chip Johannessen, Deb Cahn, Lesli Linka Glatter, Patrick Harbinson, Claire Danes, Michael Klick, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir and Ran Telem. Homeland will start filming the last 12 episodes in early 2019.
Fox 21 Television Studios President, Bert Salke, spoke about the final season of Homeland in the press release. “This spectacular creation of Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and starring the extraordinary Claire Danes, has been a labor of love for everyone in our company, and although we still have one last season to go, we will look back on it always as something incredibly special.”