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Homeland to be brought to 'proper conclusion' with eighth and final season

Homeland: Season 7

Story by Jack Foley

HOMELAND is coming to an end – it’s official.

The critically-acclaimed drama will end after its forthcoming eighth season.

Showtime Networks CEO David Nevins confirmed the decision on Monday after meeting with members of the Television Critics’ Association. And he was clearly sad to have to make the announcement.

Determined to underline the fact that the show had not been cancelled, he said that it would be brought to its “proper conclusion”.

“[Exec producer] Alex Gansa will be bringing this show, which has won eight Emmys and five Golden Globes, to its proper conclusion,” he explained. “I do not want to hear the word cancellation!”

Nevins continued: “I cannot say enough about how much Homeland has meant for the acceleration of our brand, not to mention to me personally. It was, in fact, the first show that I green-lit when I came to Showtime.”

Elaborating further, Nevins went on to say that the decision was made mutually by Gansa and leading lady Claire Danes.

“Alex and Claire both started talking about it towards the end of last season,” he said. “I asked, ‘Are you sure? Let’s think about it.’ But when they were resolved, it seemed like it was the right time. The two of them finally made the decision.”

The 12-episode final season is rumoured to be set in Israel and is expected to debut sometime in 2019.

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