Showtime’s Homeland has an intriguing pattern of reinventing itself year after year, and now has at least two more years to do it. In addition to confirming a January premiere for the New York-set Season 6, Showtime officially announces Homeland has been renewed through Season 8.
Just when we’d gotten excited for Homeland Season 6 to move to New York City in the fall, Showtime has good and bad news. The sixth run of Claire Danes’ counter-terrorism thriller has been moved to 2017, though a Season 7 and 8 renewal is nearly official.
Whether or not you dedicate your Sunday viewings to Homeland and The Affair, it shouldn’t surprise that Seasons 5 and 2 won’t be the last for either. Showtime has officially renewed both its long-running counter-terrorism drama and the extramarital mind-bender for new 2016 orders.
The success of Homeland Season 4's ostensible reboot has us eager to learn if Showtime can pull it off a second time this fall, and the first full trailer for Carrie’s new private life in Germany doesn’t disappoint. There’s explosions, intrigue ,and all-kinds of black-bagging the latest look at Homeland Season 5, and no one is safe.
The fourth season of Homeland distinctly earned back some of the credit from its first three years of Brody-driven shenanigans, and Season 5's relocation to Eastern Europe similarly seems to shake things up for the better. A new preview for the season offers our most footage yet, while showrunners promise to touch on Putin, ISIS, Charlie Hebdo and more.
When last we saw of Homeland, Carrie Mathison seemed ready to leave the CIA lifestyle behind and concentrate on raising her daughter, but you know what happens to those who think they’re out, right? A new trailer for Homeland Season 5 pulls Carrie right back in, and hands her a sniper rifle, why not?
The fifth season of Showtime’s Homeland offered a quick sneak peek of Carrie’s German adventures just before Comic-Con, and now we have an official target date for the next mission. Homeland Season 5 has set an October premiere by its new key art, while critical breakout The Affair will conjure up fluid Season 2 memories on the same date.
Homeland Season 5 appears to be following the same formula as the past season — it’s essentially a soft reboot, transporting the characters and the action to a new location with a brand new mission. The first trailer is light on details, but heavy on the promise of something new.
Showtime’s Homeland pivots into yet another soft reboot in Season 5, this time taking Carrie to Germany via time-jump, and out of the CIA altogether. She certainly won’t be alone however, as the network has cast four new major characters for the season, including a Lord of the Rings alum and a new love interest for Carrie.
Apart from ending on a whimper, few would argue of Homeland’s fourth season that a rebooted focus on Carrie as an international intelligence officer revitalized the Emmy-winner out of its Brody boredom, but will the same hold true of Season 5? The Showtime drama’s producers are apparently planning a major time-jump for the next run, along with literal and figurative changes to Carrie’s landscape.