The Homeland TV show on has been renewed through its seventh and eighth seasons on Showtime. The terrorism drama stars Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham, and Mandy Patinkin. Homeland season six premieres Sunday, January 15th at 9:00pm ET/PT.
Showtime Networks boss David Nevins made the announcement during the premium cable channel’s TCA summer press tour session. Deadline says, “As he did back in June, Nevins indicated that the thriller drama could conceivably go beyond 8 seasons.” Get more details excerpted from a multi-show press release.
SHOWTIME® ANNOUNCES WINTER PREMIERE DATE FOR “HOMELAND”
HOMELAND Returns For Season Six On Sunday, January 15 at 9 PM ET/PT.
LOS ANGELES, CA – August 11, 2016 – Today, SHOWTIME announced its winter lineup with the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning drama series HOMELAND returning for season six on Sunday, January 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and season two of the critically-acclaimed hit drama BILLIONS returning on Sunday, February 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Both series are shooting in New York this Summer with HOMELAND returning to the U.S. after spending the last two seasons shooting in South Africa and Berlin. New seasons of HOMELAND and BILLIONS will be available on SHOWTIME on-air, on demand and over the internet.
HOMELAND season six will once again star Emmy, Screen Actors Guild® and Golden Globe Award winner Claire Danes, Emmy nominee Rupert Friend, Oscar® winner and Emmy nominee F. Murray Abraham and Emmy and Tony® Award winner Mandy Patinkin. 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, New York. She has begun working at a foundation whose efforts are to provide aid to Muslims living in the U.S. 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. Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, 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, Patrick Harbinson, Lesli Linka Glatter, Claire Danes, Michael Klick, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir and Ran Telem. HOMELAND has already been renewed for two additional seasons beyond season six.
What do you think? Have you watched the first five seasons of the Homeland TV show? Do you plan to tune in for seasons six, seven, and eight? How long do you think the show should run?