'Homeland' to End After Season 8, According to Claire Danes

The Carrie Mathison depicter reveals the news during her recent appearance on Howard Stern's Sirius XM show.

AceShowbiz - The upcoming eighth season of "Homeland" appears to be its last. Star Claire Danes, who plays Carrie Mathison on the thriller series, revealed the news during her appearance on Howard Stern's Sirius XM show.

"Yeah, that's it," Danes says after the host addressed the rumor saying the next season would be the Showtime drama's last. She went on saying that she's feeling "really conflicted" when thinking the show would come to an end soon.

"I mean, I'll be ready. She's a lot, this Carrie-freakin-Mathison. I mean, she's under constant duress. It's a workout, so I'll be ready for a reprieve from that. But, you know, I've never done anything for this long. I mean, I've been married for as long, maybe a year longer."

Despite Danes' confirmation, a representative for the network said that it hasn't made a decision for the CIA drama beyond season 8. The network previously ordered seasons seven and eight renewal at once, sparking speculation that they had determined that season 8 would be the last.

Showrunner Alex Gansa further fueled the speculation, admitting that the writer would be wrapping the story in season 8. But he said that the final decision would always be at Showtime's hand.

"It's definitely going to be my last year," he revealed. "I can't speak for Claire or Mandy [Mandy Patinkin], but it will be my final year and it will be designed to be the end of an eight-season story. 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."

"Homeland" is currently airing its season 7 on Sundays at 9 P.M. on Showtime. Season finale is set to air on April 29.

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