As announced by the one and only Carrie Mathison, aka Claire Danes, earlier today, the next season of Homeland (that would be its eighth; the seventh is currently showing on RTE) is going to be its last.
Showrunner Alex Gansa has told Entertainment Weekly that there will be some major changes in its final season, including a return to an overseas setting, most likely in Israel, a big time jump and an abandonment of its President Trump allegories.
Gansa has emphasised that the show will undergo a narrative rest that will see the show return to its foreign intelligence roots with a self-contained storyline.
The showrunner describes season 7 as setting up “all the pieces on the chessboard to make that a proper finale for the story we’ve been telling” but that they’re “going to start fresh in season 8” with a “fairly big time jump” between the two.
Gansa said: “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.”