Showtime’s Homeland is among the most popular action political drama series on the network. The series revolves around CIA agent Carrie Mathison has managed to stay relevant and popular over the course of its eight-season run. The show brilliantly combines real-life political scenarios like the USA’s war on terror in Afghanistan with the right amount of drama. After the premiere of the eighth season in 2020, fans have been waiting for Homeland Season 9.
Will There Be Homeland Season 9?
The eighth season of Homeland ran on Showtime from February 9 to April 26, 2020. Meanwhile, as far as Homeland Season 9 is concerned, we have no official announcement yet about the future of the show. But from all we know, it seems unlikely that the show will return for a ninth season.
During an interview co-creator Alex Gansa revealed, “Homeland was conceived as a story about a protégé and a mentor. The Saul-Carrie story has been the one constant through eight seasons. And we really get to bring that story to a close. It’s the reason that I stuck around for eight seasons. And I hope we did some justice.”
Furthermore, he stated, “Homeland has been the most joyful and rewarding experience of my career. Not many have been as lucky as me, partnered with the miraculous Claire Danes, supported to Fox and Showtime’s ends of the earth. And working in the company of some of the most gifted writers, actors, and filmmakers in the business. I am sad to see the journey coming to an end, but it is time.”
What Happened In The Last Season?
At the end of the eighth season, the show took a distinct angle. Everything connected at the end of the season. We saw that Carrie was being investigated, and she had to prove her loyalty to her Homeland. We got a glimpse of Nicholas Brody in the season finale, as now she is in the same state. The surprising disclosure brings more trouble in Carrie’s life.
Carrie Mathison is healing from severe custody. Although she is recovering from her injuries, her memory is not back yet. As a result, there is a stir among the NSA. Meanwhile, Saul has been sent to fight against war with the Taliban. And Saul needs a relationship advisor for this.
Fans Are Furious From Quinn’s Death!
At the very least, the showrunners attempted to fill the hole left by Brody. Peter Quinn went from being a minor figure to a major one. Like Brody, he had a romantic involvement with Carrie. We’re sorry for taking away your favorite character, but here’s another one we think you’ll enjoy.
However, Peter Quinn was assassinated in a horrible manner as well. He died with his head on the steering wheel while driving a Chevy Suburban into a shower of gunshots. The death infuriated fans so much that #NotOurHomeland penned a long letter to the showrunner, mourning the course of events, and paid the Hollywood Reporter to publish it.
Nicholas Brody Died!
It was an ill-advised decision to murder one of the two best characters. The presence of the politicized Sergeant Nicholas Brody was part of what made the first three seasons so great. His encounters with Carrie Mathison, a CIA agent, were incredible. Despite her best efforts to bring him down, she couldn’t help but develop an emotional attachment to him.
Unfortunately, he was sacrificed to give fans a stunning demise in the third season. He was hung from a crane as part of an Iranian death sentence, which was shocking. Deaths in movies and television shows sometimes enhance the plot, but Damian Lewis was far too wonderful as Brody, and the gap he left was always felt.
Who Could Return?
The cast of Homeland features Claire Danes in the character of CIA agent Carrie Mathison. Also, the series features Mandy Patinkin as Carrie’s mentor, Saul Berenson. On the other hand, Hugh Dancy from Hannibal appears as John Zabel, the foreign policy advisor to the President.
In addition, the series also stars Nimrat Kaur and Numan Acar as Tasneem Qureshi and Haissam Haqqani, respectively. Furthermore, the show also features actors like Maury Sterling, Linus Roache, Costa Ronin, Beau Bridges, and Sam Trammell in significant roles. If we get a Homeland Season 9, the majority of the prominent cast members might return in their respective roles.