Homeland Season 8 is set to premiere on February 9, 2020, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. A sad fact, but the upcoming season would be the show's last.
Homeland Season 8 Synopsis
Homeland Season 8 picks up when Carrie Mathison is recovering after the severe condition, she experienced in a Russian gulag. Her physical wounds began to heal, yet her mental condition is still unstable, what serves an issue for Saul, who is currently National Security Advisor to the newly elected President Warner.
The primary goal of the Warner's administration is to put an end to the endless confrontation with Afghanistan, Saul has been entrusted to settle the Taliban and incline them to peace negotiations. However, Kabul is filled with soldiers of fortune and their warlords, while Saul is required the ties and experience that only his protégé could provide. Despite the Carrie's condition, Saul convinced her to assist him one last time.
To be honest, we were surprised when learned that Showtime is about to wrap up Homeland, since the recent season has demonstrated excellent results. All indications were that Homeland wouldn't become the show's last. Nonetheless, Showtime's management has made their final decision. But still we want you to learn how brilliant the political thriller was in the seventh season.
The season premiere has garnered 1.221 million viewers (+13.58% versus Season 6) with a 0.33 key demographic rating (+6.45%) among adults (P18-49). It's worth mentioning that the pilot episode has drawn less amount of viewers (only 1.08 million).
Also worth noting that Homeland Season 7 could boast with the universal acclaim. Both critics and viewers found the seventh installment of the spy thriller quite excited. On Rotten Tomatoes, Homeland Season 7 holds a score of 7.32/10 and a 76% approval rating among critics, while viewers have rated the seventh round of the crime drama series at 3.9/5 and have given a 77% rating. At Metacritic, Homeland keeps almost the same score, 65/100 and 7.3/10, among critics/viewers, respectively. On IMDb, Homeland is evaluated at 8.3 out of 10 based on about 282,000 votes.
The story focuses on Carrie Mathison, a CIA agent who suspects Sgt. Nicholas Brody in treason and ties with the terrorists. Brody has suddenly reappeared after eight years in captivity. Carrie is going to prevent the possible terrorist attack which could happen on American soil. Carrie thereby starts a dangerous cat-mouse game with Brody which puts America's national security at risk.
Subsequently, Carrie gets an appointment overseas, in the Middle East, where she found herself amidst the battle in the war on terror. Over time, being in exile in Berlin, Carrie has distanced herself from the CIA. Finally, she comes back home in the US to work for a foundation providing aid to Muslims living in America.