Showtime has announced that Homeland, the multi-award winning drama starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, is ending with its upcoming eighth season.
Network president and CEO David Nevins confirmed the news at the Television Critics Associaton summer press tour, adding: “I do not want to hear the word ‘cancellation. [Co-creator and showrunner] Alex Gansa will bring the show to its proper conclusion.”
“Homeland has been a game-changing series for Showtime, as provocative about the world we live in as it is prescient,” Nevins said. “This project, arriving right at the beginning of my Showtime tenure thanks to Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and brought to life by a remarkable cast led by Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, is a richly written character study that is now ready for its natural conclusion. Viewers will be rewarded by the way Alex brings Homeland home.”
Homeland originally premiered in 2011 and is based on the original Israeli series Prisoners of War by Gideon Raff. It has since become Showtime’s number one rated drama series.
For its seven seasons to date, Homeland has won five Golden Globes and eight Emmy Awards including two trophies for Danes.