Homeland, the acclaimed, award-winning drama-thriller starring Claire Danes, is coming to an end. Danes confirmed in an interview with radio host Howard Stern that the Showtime program is ending after its eighth season. “Yeah, that’s it,” the actress said when Stern asked about the rumors that the next season will be the show’s last one.
It may be, but Showtime isn’t ready to confirm anything. A representative for the network told The Hollywood Reporter that it has not made any decisions about the show’s future. Homeland is currently in its seventh season, which wraps up on April 29.
Danes added that she is “really conflicted” about ending her run as Carrie Mathison, though she acknowledged that she is looking forward to having a “reprieve” from the demands of playing a character who is almost always under duress.
Earlier this year, showrunner Alex Gansa told THR that he was planning to leave the show after Season 7, adding that he’s not sure sure Danes or co-star Mandy Patinkin would return either if the show is to continue. “I can’t speak for Claire or [co-star] Mandy [Patinkin], but it will be my final year and it will be designed to be the end of an eight-season story,” Gansa said. “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.”
Disclosure: Homeland airs on Showtime, which is owned by GameSpot parent company CBS.