Season eight of Homeland is set to be the final one for the Showtime political drama.
Speaking about the end of the show, actress Claire Danes said in a recent interview: “Yeah, that’s it.”
She went on to say she felt “really conflicted” about season eight being the last.
Danes explained: “I mean, I’ll be ready. She’s a lot, this Carrie-freakin’ Mathison character.”
She added to Howard Stern on his Sirius XM show: “It’s a workout, so I’ll be ready for a reprieve from that.”
When will Homeland season 8 be released?
Season premiere dates for Homeland have varied from September to January to October.
The most recent run – season seven – debuted in February and the finale will be aired in the US on April 29.
Channel 4 broadcasts Homeland in the UK and will most likely be doing the same again for the final run.
But as always there will be a delay between US and Uk transmission with Britain being a couple of episodes behind America.
Like all the previous seasons, season eight is expected to consist of 12 episodes.
Who will be in Homeland season 8?
Claire Danes will be reprising her role as bipolar intelligence operative Carrie Mathison one last time.
The role has earned her numerous accolades including an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a TCA Award.
Joining her once more will be Mandy Patinkin as Carrie’s mentor and friend Saul Berenson.
Beyond that it’s hard to predict who will survive season seven and make it to the final run.
Homeland co-creator Alex Gansa previously told The Hollywood Reporter that season eight would be his last.
The writer and executive producer said: “It’s definitely going to be my last year,”
“I can’t speak for Claire or [co-star] Mandy [Patinkin], but it will be my final year and it will be designed to be the end of an eight-season story.
“If Showtime, Fox, Claire and Mandy want to take the show further, that’s their decision, and we would leave some room for that to happen — if there’s an appetite.”
What will happen in Homeland season 8?
It will all be dependent on how the season seven finale wraps up but fans can probably expect more of the same political intrigue, conspiracy theories and suspense from the show.
Given Danes’ confirmation that she’s bowing out, season eight would most likely see how the character makes an exit from the show.
If there are plans to keep Homeland going with a new cast and showrunners, then season eight could serve as an introduction to the new era of Homeland.
Is there a trailer for Homeland season 8?
No, however we’ll be updating this article when one does drop.
Homeland season 7 airs on Channel 4 on Sundays at 9pm