'Homeland' confirmed for three more seasons

Season 6 of TV drama is set to premiere in 2017

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.”


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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