The recent rumors suggested that tahe next season of the CIA drama series “Homeland” has been expected to be the last one. However, on Wednesday star Claire Danes confirmed the news on the show “Sirius XM” when the host Howard Stern brought the fact up.
As per a representative from the show, the network has not yet made a decision to continue the show beyond the eighth season. The drama series is currently airing its seventh season and the season finale episode is set to air on April 29.
The network had renewed the show for a seventh and a eighth season, ahead of the premiere of the show’s sixth season. As per sources, the pay cabler is reluctant to say that the show will end after the eighth season ass there have been talks of continuing it with a new show runner and a new cast. The show runner Alex Gansa had told in February that the eighth season will most likely be his last year with the show. Although he has long hinted that the eighth season of the show would be the end of Carrie Mathison’s story, he noted that he was not sure that it would be the same case for the rest of the characters on the show.
When Stern asked Danes about how she is dealing with the eighth season being the last one, the star said that she feels really conflicted about it. During the chat show, Danes also revealed that she is expecting her second child with husband Hugh Dancy.
Other programs that are being aired on Showtime include The Affair, Shameless, Ray Donovan, I’m Dying Up Here, Billions, The Chi and SMILF.
Notably, “Homeland” was made for the American television by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa and is based on the original Israeli TV series “Prisoners of War”, developed by Gideon Raff.