“Homeland” will return for its eighth and final season later than expected.
Showtime announced on Friday morning during the Television Critics Association press tour that the Claire Danes-led drama’s final season will premiere on Feb. 9, 2020. Earlier this year, Showtime was eyeing a fall premiere date for “Homeland’s” swan song.
Here is the logline for the final season, per Showtime:
The final season of “Homeland” finds Carrie Mathison (Danes) recovering from months of brutal confinement in a Russian gulag. Her body is healing, but her memory remains fractured – which is a problem for Saul (Mandy Patinkin), now National Security Advisor to the newly ascendant President Warner (Beau Bridges). The top priority of Warner’s young administration is an end to the “forever war” in Afghanistan, and Saul has been dispatched to engage the Taliban in peace negotiations. But Kabul teems with warlords and mercenaries, zealots and spies – and Saul needs the relationships and expertise that only his protégé can provide. Against medical advice, Saul asks Carrie to walk with him into the lion’s den – one last time.
The final season also stars Maury Sterling, Linus Roache and Costa Ronin, with Nimrat Kaur and Numan Acar also returning from Season 4 in series regular roles. Danes’ husband, Hugh Dancy, will appear in a multi-episode arc this season as well.
Showtime also announced the premiere dates for a slew of returning series. “Kidding” will return for Season 2 on Nov. 3, following “Shameless’s” 10th season premiere that same night. “Ray Donovan” will return for Season 7 on Nov. 17.
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