Although season six of the Homeland TV show kicked off on Showtime last night, and has already been renewed through season eight, Executive Producer Alex Ganza says he and the creative time are steering the series toward its conclusion.
Will Homeland End After Season Eight on Showtime?
DEADLINE: On the subject of moves, you’ve talked about Homeland as having a lifespan of eight seasons, at least for you, and ending it perhaps in Israel. So looking at that, with Showtime having renewed the show for a Season 7 and 8, and looking at the way Season 6 will play plays itself out, are you building the story toward a conclusion this season?
GANSA: I’m absolutely building the story toward a conclusion and, barring unforeseen world events, we do really hope to go abroad for the last two seasons and to end the story there. We also hope to get Carrie back into the intelligence agency business. She’s been out of it now for two seasons and I think it’s time that she goes back into the fold and then winds up doing her job overseas somewhere.
DEADLINE: Are there seeds that’ve been planted in past seasons and this season that we’ll see bear fruition for come the final season?
GANSA: Absolutely. Absolutely, and you will see, even in Season 6, some characters that have appeared in previous seasons reappear this season. That’s one of the benefits of having so many seasons behind you, is you have this wealth of characters that you can reintroduce, and that have a history with your current regulars, so you don’t have to start from scratch.
DEADLINE: So, have you planned out how this is all going to end?
GANSA: The entire show or this season?
DEADLINE: The entire show.
GANSA: Have not. I mean, we have some ideas but those ideas are always mutated once you get into the story room and start discussing the particulars.
What do you think? Did you watch the season six premiere? Are you ready for the Homeland TV show to end after eight seasons on Showtime? Do you think it could go longer, or does this seem about right to you?