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Posted Monday 8/06/18 at 6:42PM EDT
It's official: Homeland to end with Season 8
Showtime president David Nevins confirmed the news at the TV press tour. There had been speculation that despite Claire Danes telling Howard Stern Season 8 would be the last season, Showtime would still be interested in carrying on the series with a new cast.
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 9:43AM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel accepts Ted Cruz's basketball challenge
Kimmel has agreed to a one-on-one basketball game with the Republican U.S. senator from Texas, who previously appeared as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! when he was running for president in 2016. “You want to play basketball against a talk show host?” Kimmel said. “You already lost an election to a reality show host ― isn’t that enough?”
Posted Wednesday 4/25/18 at 4:58AM EDT
James Comey says he misses Peter Quinn on Homeland, his favorite show
The former FBI director told The Atlantic's Elaina Plott Tuesday night that the Showtime series is his favorite show. “I care about Carrie,” he said. “I miss Pete.”
Posted Thursday 4/19/18 at 1:54PM EDT
Homeland boss: “We’re going to start fresh in season 8 ... and put any Trump parallels behind us"
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Showrunner Alex Gansa previews what is expected to be his final season, even though Showtime has yet to say whether Homeland will end with Season 8. "Season 8 will be overseas somewhere," he says. "We get to play a story with larger national stakes in season 7 and we’ll go back to a smaller intelligence-based season in 8. We get to pull out all the stops this year and then get to the emotional heart of things in season 8.”
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 6:42PM EDT
Claire Danes says Homeland will end with Season 8, but Showtime hasn't made it official
In an interview with Howard Stern this morning, the actress was asked if Season 8 will be the end of the Showtime series, as has long been expected. She responded, "yeah, that's it." Showtime has yet to confirm that Homeland is in fact ending. Danes said she's conflicted about ending the series. "She’s a lot, this Carrie-freakin’ Mathison character," she said. Showrunner Alex Gansa has said he expects Season 8 to be his last year, which would coincide with the expiration of the casts' contracts. According to a story in The Hollywood Reporter, Showtime hasn't made a decision on the show's future, adding that "there's been talk with keeping the show going with a new showrunner and new cast." Danes also revealed to Stern that she's pregnant with her second child, but Homeland won't be impacted because the show isn't expected to go into production on Season 8 before the end of year.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 1:19PM EDT
Claire Danes reveals she's pregnant with her second child
Source: E! Online
"I'm pregnant," the Homeland star revealed to Howard Stern this morning. "I'm seriously preggo. I'm deep into my second trimester."
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 6:54AM EDT
Russian-born actor Costa Ronin is pulling double duty as a Russian spy on The Americans and Homeland
Source: New York Post
Homeland boss Alex Gansa says he's grateful the FX series is "sharing" Ronin, who has become TV's go-to actor for Russian spy roles. “Tall, dark and Russian — he’s the perfect villain for our times," says Gansa.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
Homeland is quietly having its best season in years
The Showtime drama has excelled in Season 7, even without Quinn. "Really, it’s remarkable how Homeland has managed to completely reinvent itself from the ground up several times over during its seven-season run," says Dave Nemetz. "For the first three seasons, Damian Lewis earned top billing alongside Claire Danes in his role as Marine-turned-sleeper agent Nicholas Brody — but now, incredibly, Homeland has aired more episodes without Brody than it did with him."
Posted Monday 3/19/18 at 5:26PM EDT
Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe filmed a Homeland cameo after a producer spotted him leaving the State Capitol building
Source: The Washington Post
McAuliffe, whose four-year term as governor ended in January, had lobbied the Showtime series to film in Virginia, but he couldn't fit time in his schedule to film a cameo. So his cameo suddenly came about when a film crew for the show happened to be filming outside the State Capitol building when he stepped outside.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Mandy Patinkin honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Former Homeland co-star Rupert Friend and Patti LuPone were on hand for today's ceremony honoring the legendary actor.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 8:57PM EST
In Season 7, Homeland feels overtaken by current events
Despite a timely storyline of a presidential administration at war with the intelligence community, Homeland returns for Season 7 feeling “more like the mere stuff of spy novels, lacking the urgency and hyper-relevance that characterized and energized the show at its peak -- when President Obama, among others, proclaimed it his favorite TV show,” says Brian Lowry. He adds: “Indeed, the series about the war against terrorism and, increasingly, the sacrifices made on the altar to it at home has gone from paralleling current events -- at one time the show felt eerily prescient, as if current events were going out of their way to promote it -- to in many ways being overtaken by them. Even the latest plot, driven by an overreaching female president, somehow feels relatively pallid compared to the shenanigans playing out in Washington.”
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 1:13PM EST
Homeland’s Rupert Friend to appear in a new CBS All Access drama
Source: TV Guide
On Strange Angel, he’ll play a “lost soul and drifter” who becomes the tour guide for a young scientist through the underbelly of 1930s Los Angeles.
Posted Sunday 1/07/18 at 3:33AM EST
Homeland's new president is more Bernie Sanders than Donald Trump
Elizabeth Marvel’s paranoid President Keene has drawn some comparisons to the current occupant in the White House. But the new Homeland president isn’t based on Trump. “The president in Homeland is an interesting amalgamation,” said Showtime CEO David Nevins at the TV press tour. “She is interesting combination of Bernie Sanders-like leftie isolationist. There are certain similarities but the White House on the show is more left than the current administration.. The hard core right wing is represented by the (Brett O’Keefe) character.”
Posted Friday 1/05/18 at 11:08PM EST
Homeland alum Navid Negahban joins Legion
He’ll take on the role of Ahmal Farouk, aka the Shadow King, on the FX superhero drama.
Posted Wednesday 12/20/17 at 10:03PM EST
Homeland boss: When we talk to intelligence officials, real life feels much scarier than what we’re writing
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“There are intelligence officers we met in D.C. who say what they do every morning is wake up and check their phones to make sure Seoul, South Korea, is still there,” says executive producer Alex Gansa. “When you’re facing that kind of uncertainty it’s difficult to parallel in our Homeland world. It felt much scarier in real life than what we were writing. It’s the situation the country finds itself in and as storytellers what we find ourselves in.” Gansa adds that “we’re telling a bit of a parallel story to what’s happening in the real world. Obviously the Trump administration is a little embattled and a little isolated and facing their own difficulties with the national security establishment and what they call ‘the deep state.’ Our administration, the Keene administration, is facing much the same issues but from the reverse…”