Homeland is the brainchild of Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, that became a critically acclaimed espionage thriller series with its debut in 2011. The series has numerous awards and accolades to his credit. Even his main lead and supporting cast members have received Emmy awards for their brilliant performances. Its popularity has brought it seven additional seasons with its last part concluding the series in April 2020. Despise that, fans are anxiously waiting to know what happens to the protagonist, Carrie Mathison after season eight. Although there has been no word on season eight as of yet, fans are hopeful that Homeland will return to our screens. With that here’s everything we know so far about the possibility of Homeland Season 9:
Is Homeland Renewed for Season nine?
Sadly, Homeland’s end was long announced with its season eighth renewal. The last outing saw a significant decline in the viewership numbers and audience ratings in comparison to its predecessor installment. Report suggest that the numbers went down by 53 percent in views and over 30 percent in audience rating. With that, it is unlikely that the series will be picked up by Showtime or Channel 4 for another season. Thus, it’s time that fans stop clamoring for more episodes because it will never happen ( at least that’s what we believe at this moment)
Alex Gansa told in a previous interview that he’s truly grateful for this unique and extraordinary experience the series offered him as a show developer. Further, Gansa added that there is no season nine of Homeland on the cards.
Howard Gordon said in a response to the show’s future that as of now, the series is over. But we cannot say anything about what would happen in the next five or say six years.
Homeland Season 9 Plotline: What could it have been?
Season eighth saw Carrie Mattison suffering mentally, emotionally, and physically after serving as an innate to Rusian troops. She yet has not fully healed from the trauma, yet her mentor, Saul Bereson has a dangerous mission set for them. Bereson wants Mattison to have the peace talk with the Taliban, so he has taken her to Afghanistan. Audiences are accustomed to seeing Mattison tackling the toughest challenges as a CIA agent, thus this is no different.
With no official statement on Homeland Season 9, it is very hard to predict how the story could go in the next episodes. But it will be blissful to witness more of it in the future.
Homeland Season 9 Casting Information: Who would be in the cast?
Homeland Season eight saw the last of Claire Danes who portrays the character of Carrie Mattison. And Mandy Patinkin plays Saul Bereson, Danes’ boss, Numan Acar as Haissam Haqqani as Taliban chief, Linus Roache as David Wellington, Chief of state of the White House.
(updated Jan 2023)
- Rupert Friend as Peter Quinn
- Sarita Choudhury as Mira Berenson
- Tracy Letts as Senator Andrew Lockhart
- F. Murray Abraham as Dar Adal
- Nazanin Boniadi as Fara Sherazi
- Laila Robins as Martha Boyd
- Sebastian Koch as Otto Düring
- Miranda Otto as Alison Carr
- Alexander Fehling as Jonas Hollander
- Sarah Sokolovic as Laura Sutton
- Elizabeth Marvel as Elizabeth Keane
- Maury Sterling as Max Piotrowski
- Linus Roache as David Wellington
- Jake Weber as Brett O’Keefe
- Costa Ronin as Lieutenant Colonel Yevgeny Gromov
- Nimrat Kaur as Tasneem Qureishi
- Numan Acar as Haissam Haqqani
Homeland Season 9 Where to Watch
The Bear is now available to stream on Showtime. Make sure you have a subscription to Showtime, it will cost you $4.99 a month in the US after a 7-day free trial and is available on most major streaming services such as Hulu or on the web.
Homeland Ratings & Viewership
The original broadcast of the first episode on October 2, 2011, received 1.08 million viewers, becoming Showtime’s highest-rated drama premiere in eight years. The episode received a total of 2.78 million viewers with additional broadcasts and on demand views. The final episode of season one received 1.7 million viewers, making it the most-watched season finale of any first-year Showtime series.
Homeland Season 8 Review:
The series Homeland Season 8 received a positive response from the audience. The eighth season of the series Homeland includes a total of 12 episodes titled:
- Deception Indicated,
- Catch and Release,
- False Friends,
- Chalk One Up,
- Chalk Two Down,
- Two Minutes,
- Fucker Shot Me,
- In Full Flight,
- Designated Driver,
- The English Teacher, and
- Prisoners of War.
— Homeland on Showtime (@SHO_Homeland) November 13, 2020
At the end of the eighth season of the series Homeland, we see that Carrie tries to admit her deal with Yevgeny to Saul, who says no to name his asset.
Later, Carrie flies to the West Bank. She tells the sister of Saul Dorit that Saul is dead. A ruse in order to enact their legacy plan of Saul to pass his asset onto Carrie in the events of his death.
How many episodes will there be in Homeland season 9?
All the previous 8 seasons of Homeland have had 12 episodes. Thus, if the makers choose to follow a similar pattern, season 9 will also comprise 12 episodes.
Homeland Season 9 Trailer: Is it released yet?
There is no trailer for Homeland Season nine, but feel free to revisit its previous trailer here. Make sure to bookmark this page to get the latest details about your favorite television shows, sitcom, anime, and more.
The show run across eight seasons and kept audiences hooked till the end. All its 96 episodes are available for streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime on a subscription basis. Besides, fans can always find free streaming of all its installments on certain online platforms.
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Why was Homeland Canceled after Season 8?
Homeland is easily one of the most popular series but unfortunately, Homeland was canceled because of the production cost as it got too expensive.
According to screenwriter Bert Salke, “The show demanded money based on how big of a production it became. When Alex and Howard want to shoot the final season in the Middle East, you’re not doing it in Barstow. You’re going to Morocco.”
Series director and executive producer Leslie Linka Glatter further added: “We were told we had full Moroccan military support. So, in one scene we had two C130 [aircraft] and a bunch of Humvees and helicopters as set dressing. All of a sudden, we get a bill for $230,000.”
But apart from the production cost, the series was meant to end after the eighth season. However, the original plan was that Homeland was never intended to go beyond more than five seasons. Homeland creator Alex Gansa had already been planning season 8 as the last one even before the decision was taken because it felt like it was the right time to end the series.
FAQs about Homeland
1. Is Homeland coming out with a new season?
No. Homeland season 9 has been cancelled and so there won’t be a new season.
2. How does Homeland season 9 end?
At the end of the last season, we witnessed a time jump. It reveals how Carrie flew to Russia where she’s living with Yevgeny Gromov (Costa Ronin) and penned a book slamming the CIA a la Edward Snowden. However, she starts sending intelligence to Saul. This effectively replaced the asset she destroyed.
3. How many seasons of Homeland are there?
There are only 8 seasons of Homeland.
4. Is Saul dead in Homeland?
Yes. Saul passed away in Homeland. Carrie shamelessly told Dorit that he died although she knew that the Jewish tradition requires the body to be buried as soon as possible.
5. Will Carrie betray Saul?
Yes. Carrie did betray Saul.
6. Who is the mole in Homeland?