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'Homeland' confirmed for three more seasons

Season 6 of TV drama is set to premiere in 2017

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Claire Danes in Homeland season 4
Homeland is set to continue for at least three more seasons.

The TV drama starring Clare Danes, was confirmed for a sixth season earlier this year. But now Season 7 and 8 will follow.

The next series will air in January 2017 and will be set in the US after a presidential election, reports Deadline.

Showtime's programming president Gary Levine said: "Homeland was deserving of a multi-year pickup, and that's what Howard [Gordon, executive producer] has achieved with his enthusiasm."

Filming is set to begin in New York this month. 

Speaking earlier this year Danies revealed the new series of Homeland will be based around a fictional presidential nominee rather than being based on Hillary Clinton, with the character being “kind of a composite of all of the different candidates and a kind of — not rebellious necessarily — but she’s challenging norms and is a little threatening for that reason.”

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Homeland ran into trouble last year after Graffiti artists hired to decorate the set of the hit TV series hid subversive messages accusing the show of racism.

The three artists – Heba Amin, Caram Kapp and Stone – were asked to paint Arabic script on the walls of a fictional Syrian refugee camp to add "authenticity" to a scene.

That was after Danes appeared on Ellen DeGeneres' daytime talk show in September where she revealed that she's a big fan of techno music and Berghain nightclub in Berlin.

Homeland has won eight Emmy Awards and five Golden Globes since it began in 2011.

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