Yet already in January 2018, Showtime released another official announcement, according to which the production on Season 8 is delayed, and the premiere thereby is slated for this fall. The hiatus is due to the production demands of the international locations. Gary Levine, Co-President of Entertainment at Showtime, said, "The eighth season is thought to be set in Afghanistan but is being filmed in Morocco."
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 280,000 votes.
Homeland Season 8 Release Date
As mentioned above, Homeland Season 8 release date has been shifted to fall 2019. No specific date has been announced as of yet. However, if we take a look at the schedule of the series, we might foresee the possible period for the upcoming premiere. According to the schedule, Homeland Season 8 premiere might take place in the beginning of October or by the end of September 2019.
In any case, all the data above is only our forecast. No doubt, we should wait for the official announcement from Showtime. We are tracking down all the official news published by the network. As soon as Showtime announces a specific release date for Homeland Season 8, we will update this page. So guys, stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed.
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.