With news spreading after Claire Danes announcing that Season 8 will be the last for Homeland, we are now getting clues to what the rumored final season will have in store. Showrunner Alex Gansa talked to Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming changes being planned for Showtime’s longest running drama series.
“[Season 7 arranges] all the pieces on the chessboard to make that a proper finale for the story we’ve been telling,” Gansa explained to EW. “We get to play this last season in D.C with the intention of taking us overseas for one last chapter. Season 8 will be overseas somewhere. We get to play a story with larger national stakes in season 7 and we’ll go back to a smaller intelligence-based season in 8. We get to pull out all the stops this year and then get to the emotional heart of things in season 8.”
Gansa also states that this season will no longer use any Trump-like comparisons.
“We’re going to start fresh in season 8 and probably do a fairly big time jump between 7 and 8 and put any Trump parallels behind us. We’ll tell a very contained story, hopefully in Israel.”
While both Gansa and Danes have come out recently and said that Season 8 will be the end, Showtime has yet to confirm when the finale to their series will be. It could be possible that Showtime could be either trying to reel their talent back in for a ninth season or considering a reboot with an entirely new team. Time will tell what the future holds for this series.
Homeland season 7 airs Sunday nights on Showtime.