Showtime announced today that the Homeland ending is near, as the eighth and final season will premiere in June of 2019.
Starring Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe winner Claire Danes and Emmy and Tony winner Mandy Patinkin, production on the final 12 episodes will begin in early 2019 in a still to be determined location.
The network’s No. 1 drama series, Homeland originally premiered in the fall of 2011 and quickly became one of the most acclaimed dramas on television. With its opening episodes airing just weeks after the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Homeland became a meditation on the human costs of the “war on terror.”
Following its first season, Homeland was honored with six Emmy wins, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor in a Drama Series. Additionally, the series was awarded Golden Globe, Peabody, Television Critics Association, AFI and Critics’ Choice Awards. Over the next six seasons, the show would go on to be an audience and awards juggernaut.