This probably won't come as a surprise to 'Homeland' fans as Claire Danes herself said as much back in April. Nevertheless, Showtime, the American TV network that airs the hit series, has confirmed that after the upcoming eighth season, 'Homeland' is no more.
Showtime president and CEO David Nevins made the announcement at the TCA summer press tour on Monday, noting that "Alex [Gansa] and Claire [Danes] both started talking about it last season."
Showtime programming president Gary Levine added that the show "is not limping into the sunset. Last season was one of its best ever."
Speaking on 'The Ellen Show' last year, Danes said how she ultimately wants her character Carrie Mathison, who has been through a hell of a lot, to be happy.
"I'm always hoping for a little relief for Carrie," she said. "There’s a lot of crying, there’s a lot of reason to cry… I would like for her to play Monopoly with Frannie, one game of Monopoly – benign, easy-going, chill… That’s always my little wish for her, just some domestic bliss. I think she earned that."
Here's hoping Carrie gets her happy ending but no doubt season eight will have a few more twists and turns in store for her yet.
'Homeland' season 8 will premiere on Showtime in June 2019.