Homeland Closing In On Two-Season Renewal, Won’t Return Until 2017

HOMELAND (Season 5)

Carrie Mathison’s fight against terrorism – both on home turf and overseas – shows no signs of letting up anytime soon, and in future-proofing its CIA drama, it’s understood Showtime has entered final negotiations to renew Homeland for seasons 7 and 8.

There is one caveat to the good news in that the show won’t return in 2016, now that the network has opted to bump the season 6 premiere back to January: In its place, Shameless will now occupy the fall slot on Showtime’s line-up.

After brief spells in both South Africa and Berlin, Homeland season 6 will return to North America, with production now expected to grind into motion come August. Heralding the return of Claire Danes as the deeply troubled, yet brilliant operative Carrie Mathison, the two-season renewal will also lock down series showrunner Alex Gansa.

Reflecting on the announcement, Showtime President and CEO David Nevins stated that:

“We are proud that HOMELAND has been so consistently recognized for its excellence with awards and critical acclaim, but we are in awe of how the series fearlessly mines the geopolitics of our complicated world and translates that into compelling human drama. Under Alex Gansa’s brilliant leadership, HOMELAND has shown an uncanny ability to reinvent itself which makes us supremely confident that this show will remain as distinctive, relevant and cutting edge as anything on television for as long as these producers want to continue.”

Homeland has secured its future at Showtime, with seasons 7 and 8 all but locked in. Aside from the January 2017 premiere date, not much is known about the upcoming season 6, but there have been murmurings of Quinn’s return.