Homeland officially renewed for Seasons 7 and 8

Carrie returns to America, but isn’t giving up the fight just yet!

Showtime has announced the renewal of political drama Homeland for a further two seasons following on from the upcoming sixth season.

Speaking after the Television Critics Association summer press tour in America, Gansa who executive produces alongside Howard Gordon, hinted season 8 could be the last: “We asked ourselves how many years can we keep this going and keep the quality up? We said seven or eight seasons sounded about right.”

Showtime’s President Gary Levine, said: “Homeland was deserving of a multi-year pickup, and that’s what Howard has achieved with his enthusiasm.”

Season 6 will see former CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) back living in the New York, United States several months after the season 5 finale. Now working for a foundation that helps to provide aid to Muslims living in the U.S.

Claire Danes also commented on Carrie turbulent relationship with former mentor/father figure Saul (played by Mandy Patinkin), “There has been a split that they’ve been working on repairing over the past couple of seasons.  Saul has committed himself even more fully to the Agency, and Carrie rejects core fundamentals of it. But they are so profoundly bonded, and that is nothing they will ever rid themselves of — nor will they ever want to.”

Rupert Friend will also be reprising his role as Quinn. (Click here to read more about Quinn’s fate).

The drama will chronicle the precarious two month period between Election Day and the swearing in of new President Elizabeth Keane (played by Elizabeth Marvel).

More previously confirmed season 6 cast additions include Hill Harper as Keane’s Chief of Staff, and The Flash‘s Patrick Sabongui is set to recur as a law professor who works alongside Carrie, and is a fierce advocate for the Muslim American community.

Homeland Season 6 is currently filming in New York City and will premiere on Showtime in the US and Channel 4 in the UK in January 2017.