There is no longer any real reason to worry about the future of “Homeland,” though we sincerely doubt that you were feeling concerned in the first place.
Showtime announced on Monday that they have renewed the Claire Danes drama for a fifth season, and to go along with that, “The Affair” is also going to get a second go-around at some point next year, as well. Network programming head David Nevins released a statement, where he of course did what he is appointed to do in pour in nearly constant praise about how great both these series truly are:
“In its fourth season, Homeland has brilliantly reinvented itself …. It continues to capture the attention of a devoted fan base, and has provided an enviable platform for the successful launch of The Affair. With thought-provoking, relevant and addictive storylines, both series have been embraced, dissected and much debated week after week. We’re excited to see more from these complex shows in 2015.”
Even if “The Affair” had been a complete disappointment commercially, we still would have a very hard time believing that it would be canceled. After all, Showtime is one of those networks that actually remains devoted to their original properties, and will typically gives its shows a second season unless there is a really drastic situation that unfolds like what HBO went through with “Luck.” If they don’t believe in the quality of something, then they will simply opt to never pick up the series in the first place. They want to at least give the Joshua Jackson show even longer to find a good audience.
Hopefully, we’ll get a chance to see what is in store for both of these series as we approach the fall of 2015. That is probably when they will be back.
For now, let us know what you think about these renewals below. Also, click here to preview Sunday night’s new “Homeland,” or to sign up to get some further updates from us at CarterMatt, head over to this link. (Photo via Showtime.)