Homeland has, undoubtedly, had one of the greatest runs of any series of its type. It has won a number of awards and, to go along with that it has also received almost constant critical acclaim.
However, is the Homeland final season really coming up in just a matter of one year’s time? There’s been talk about Homeland season 8 being the official end of the road, but that may not actually be the case.
For a little more evidence of that, just take a look at what Showtime head David Nevins had to say on this subject while at TCA per Deadline:
“We have a long time until we get there, we’ll see how he feels, how the actors feel, how we feel.”
This statement goes somewhat in contrast to showrunner Alex Gansa’s feelings, at least when it comes to his own involvement in the show. After eight years it seems as though he could be ready to depart; it’s possible (in theory) that the show could go on without him.
Our take — make season 8 the Homeland final season
This really shouldn’t be that complicated. While we do firmly think that there are more pressing stories that could be told beyond season 8, there’s no need to drive this show into the ground. Go out gracefully and allow someone else to come in with a fresh take on some similar problems. Nobody’s going to slight Homeland for ending in season 8 — this is when many of Showtime’s great series tend to wrap up. Take a look at Dexter, for example, or even Weeds on the comedy side. Shameless, which has already been renewed for a season 9, is one of the few shows in which we’re still seeing the run last even longer and there is no clear end in sight. That’s mostly because in its case, the ratings keep rising and the show is becoming all the more popular over time.
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