‘Homeland’ Likely to End with Season 8

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Image via Showtime

Season 8 could be the end of Showtime’s successful drama series Homeland.

Showtime recently ordered another two seasons to follow Homeland‘s upcoming season 6, and executive producer/showrunner Alex Gansa suggests these will provide the road to the finish line.

Speaking to Deadline at the network’s pre-Emmy party, Gansa revealed that a series finale would likely come with season 8. The Emmy winner pointed out that although he and his team are writing an ending in season 8 and that he planned to be “done” after the eighth chapter, it would ultimately come down to Showtime to decide whether or not to continue the series.

Gansa further revealed that he wishes to film at least one of the final two seasons, ideally the season 8 wrap up, in Israel. Assuming that does go ahead, it will mark an interesting move seeing as the show is based on the Israeli drama series Prisoners of War.

Homeland has earned wide acclaim since kicking off in 2011. The series has won multiple Emmy awards and took home Best Television – Drama in 2012 and 2013. Actress Claire Danes has been awarded two Emmy awards and two Golden Globes for her performance as the oh-so troubled Carrie Mathison.

The sixth season of Homeland will kick off on Showtime on January 15, 2017 (U.S. date).