The entire setting of the eight seasons is believed to serve as a call-back to the previous season, and fans can expect familiar faces to make an appearance.
There aren't many TV shows as impressive as 'Homeland' that keep fans engrossed with every season, especially as far as spy thriller genre is concerned. The ultimate show is based on the Israeli show called 'Prisoners of War' which is created by Gideon Raff. The show started off with the suspicion of CIA agent on a prison of war who returns home after eight years. The series is then conceived for Showtime by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, who was also responsible for being the executive producer of the show alongside Raff, Michael Cuesta, Henry Bromell, Meredith Stiehm and Alexander Cary among others. The show's producers are Lauren White, Katie O’Hara, Charlotte Stoudt, and Mandy Patinkin. 'Homeland' is insanely famous for its storyline and the way it builds the characters by the end of every season, and has garnered a lot of accolades which include eight Emmys out of twenty-nine nominations and five Golden Globes. Fans have been loyal to the show for seven continuous seasons, and the fever is no way has cooled down for them, and they are now waiting for the eighth season.
'Homeland' season 7 premiered on February 11, 2018, and the seventh installment was loved by everyone because of which it got renewed for a final season of 12 episodes. There is no specific date out yet but 'Homeland' season 8 is expected to premiere sometime in October or November 2019. However, it was earlier reported that the show premiered on June 2019. But Levin said that they shifted the premiere back to the fall due to 'international production demands'.
Season 8 will be set in Afghanistan and is currently being filmed in Morroco. The entire setting of the eight seasons is believed to serve as a call-back to a previous season, and fans can expect familiar faces to make an appearance. The fact that 'Homeland' has been a phenomenal show throughout, fans have a higher expectation from the eighth season, and no one really wants the end to be disappointing. Showtime CEO and President described ‘Homeland’ as a “game-changing series" for Showtime. The project is a richly written character study that is now ready for its natural conclusion. Viewers will be rewarded by the way Alex brings Homeland home.”
The main plot of the eighth season is set to revolve around America's issues with Afghanistan. Saul, who is now the NSA, is charged with ending the war in Afghanistan, which means that it is his responsibility to enter negotiations with the Taliban. And for obvious reasons, it is not going to be easy for him to handle it alone, and this is where the role of Carrie comes in. However, she is still recovering from her traumatic experience in Russia, and this is sure to create some problems for both of them. "Having read the first few scripts, I can tell you, it's a breathless, surprising and moving ride to its conclusion," entertainment president Gary Levine told the press. According to showrunner Alex Gansa, "We get to play this last season in DC with the intention of taking us overseas for one last chapter. Season eight will be overseas somewhere. We get to play a story with larger national stakes in season seven and we'll go back to a smaller intelligence-based season in eight. We get to pull out all the stops this year and then get to the emotional heart of things in season eight."
The new episodes will have Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison and Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson, the core of 'Homeland'. Other potential characters are F Murray Abraham as Dar Adal (behind bars, but still very much alive), Elizabeth Marvel as Elizabeth Keane, Maury Sterling as Max Piotrowski, Linus Roache as David Wellington (White House Chief of Staff), and Jake Weber as right-wing media personality Brett O'Keefe. According to Claire Danes' real husband, Hugh Dancy will also be joining the show as John Zabel, "a savvy Washington consultant who joins the White House as a new foreign policy advisor to the President – and a formidable opponent to Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin)".
According to HR, True Blood's Sam Trammell will be playing the role of vice president Benjamin Hayes who is described as "more dangerous than anticipated." He is the one who is a political survivor and who will play the role of a President Walters' (Beau Bridges) right-hand man.