Claire Danes says ‘Homeland’ is coming to an end

Star claims show will end with season 8

Homeland will soon come to an end, according to star Claire Danes.

Danes has portrayed CIA officer Carrie Mathison in the US spy thriller since 2011. The show is currently in its seventh season, with an eighth season already confirmed.

Appearing on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM show on Wednesday (April 18), Danes claimed “that’s it” when asked about rumours that season 8 would be the final outing of the series.


The star said that she feels “really conflicted” about the show coming to an end, saying: “I mean, I’ll be ready. She’s a lot, this Carrie-freakin’ Mathison character. It’s a workout, so I’ll be ready for a reprieve from that.”

Despite Danes’ comments, a Showtime representative has told The Hollywood Reporter that a decision has not yet been made beyond season 8.

The season 7 finale is set to air later this month on April 29, with season 8 expected to premiere in 2019.

In February, showrunner Alex Gansa said that season 8 is “definitely going to be my last year” and “will be designed to be the end of an eight-season story”.

Gansa added: “If Showtime, Fox, Claire and Mandy want to take the show further, that’s their decision, and we would leave some room for that to happen – if there’s an appetite”.