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Homeland Eyes Move to Israel, Major Time Jump for Final Season

It appears Homeland will skip over the immediate aftermath of that grim Season 7 finale, which found Carries (Claire Danes) mental faculties severely compromised following a seven-month, meds-free POW stint in Russia. According to exec producerAlex Gansa, the Showtime dramas eighth and likely final season will not pick up where Sundays cliffhanger left [] http://tvline.com/2018/04/30/homeland-final-season-8-spoilers-israel-time-jump/

Carries Moscow mission takes a turn in Homeland season finale

Homeland wraps its frenetic seventh season Sunday night with many chess pieces in play and grandmasters Carrie (Claire Danes) and Saul (Mandy Patinkin) hoping to make the right moves. It brings a lot of the issues and themes to a head both on a character level and on a bigger macro-political level, series...   ...Read More... https://nypost.com/2018/04/27/carries-moscow-mission-takes-a-turn-in-homeland-season-finale/

How Homeland got its groove back

In the beginning, Homeland was an easy show to love. There was so much happening: So many explosions, evil plots and assassinations via pacemaker! So many intriguing characters, the trustworthiness of whom you could never quite decipher. I spent much of the first two seasons trying to determine whether Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) was not...   ...Read More... https://nypost.com/2018/04/20/how-homeland-got-its-groove-back/

Homeland Showrunner Teases No Trump Parallels in Final Season

Donald Trump may not be out of the Oval Office, but hes on his way out of Alex Gansas inspiration for Homeland scripts. The showrunner behind the critically-acclaimed Showtime series says that the allegories hes been packing the drama with are out for the eighth and most likely final season. Were going to start fresh in Season 8 and probably do a fairly big time jump between 7 and 8 and put any Trump parallels behind us, Gansa told Entertainment Weekly in an interview published Thursday. Well tell a very contained story, hopefully in Israel.   ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/homeland-no-trump-parallels-finale-season-8-alex-gansa/

Claire Danes Says Homeland Will End With Season 8

Homeland star Claire Danes is calling it: the long-standing drama will end after Season 8, she said on the Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM Wednesday. Yeah, thats it, she said, after Stern asked: We have one more season after this, and then were wrapping it up? However, a representative for Showtime said, The network has not made a decision beyond Season 8.   ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/claire-danes-says-homeland-will-end-season-8/

What the Show Homeland Gets Wrong About the CIA

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Homeland is not true to life. After all, it is not a documentary but rather a drama. As a result, it takes a fair number of liberties when it comes to its subject matter, so much so that some of its plot elements can be more than a little bit questionable. For starters, Homeland seems to have a rather nebulous idea about the CIA’s duties and responsibilities, though to be fair, it is far from being the sole piece of media to make this particular mistake. In short, the CIA is responsible for foreign intelligence, meaning that what U.S. citizens were doing in the United States would not have fallen within its purview. Instead, that would have been the job of the FBI, though for what it is worth, the FBI and the CIA do cooperate on cases. READ MORE...

What the 'Homeland' Creator Learned on His First Trip to Trump's Washington

Alex Gansa describes his 2017 field trip to a very different U.S. capital and how he came to make the drama's fictional president its primary foe. .  ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/l8ZKyuDgINg/homeland-season-7-premiere-creator-describes-his-first-trip-trumps-washington-1083493

The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of February 5, 2018

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed — or at least be able to fake it — with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.   2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony (Special) Friday at 8:00 pm on NBC Why: Generally even people that aren't that into sports (or patriotism) can still find a way to get into the Olympics. They are just so much fun! Now, people also tend to have strong opinions on whether they are more into the winter or summer Olympics. If you're more into the summer, then I'm sorry, but you're out of luck, as 2018 is a winter Olympics year, taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea. But, even if you aren't enthusiastic about winter sports, you may still want to check out the Opening Ceremony, which is what we are highlighting this week. Always a guaranteed spectacle, the Opening Ceremony kicks off the Olympics with a grand performance of some sort (never forget Beijing 2008) and a parade introducing each country. Also a fun activity: analyzing the strange patriotic outfits that each country chooses to wear, beginning with our very (fringy) own . Prepare to talk about: Which sport is your favorite; norovirus ; Russia . Always Russia.   Here And Now (Series Premiere) Sunday at 9 pm on HBO Why: Alan Ball has a pretty good track record on HBO (see Six Feet Under , True Blood ), so whatever he's selling, we're buying. This time around, we're following a family of 6: professor Greg Bishop (Tim Robbins), his wife Audrey (Holly Hunter), and their 4 children, 3 of which are adopted from different countries - Colombia, Liberia, and Vietnam. Like most family dramas, there are all sorts of problems: adultery, depression, resentment, you name it. However, this show also, somewhat unexpectedly, has a supernatural element. One of the children, Ramon, begins seeing the number 11:11 everywhere, and the family isn't sure if he's nuts (they send him to a psychiatrist), or if it all has some larger meaning. Though the show certainly seems to have a lot (perhaps too much) going on, we're definitely curious how it all fits together. Prepare to talk about: Yep, that's Jerrika Hinton from Grey's Anatomy (so *that's* why she didn't want to be a doctor anymore); yikes, a lot of people don't like it .   Homeland (Season Premiere) Sunday at 9 pm on Showtime Why: Look. Homeland has certainly had its ups and downs. But, if you've made it this far, you can make it for 2 more seasons (next season, season 8, will be the show's last), right? Furthermore, season 7 is viewed as a direct continuation of last season (whereas season 8 will be self-contained), so you definitely can't stop watching now! Yet again, this show is chalk full of real-world parallels, with showrunner Alex Gansa stating that he was inspired by Donald Trump and "all of the headlines coming out of Washington, D.C." for this season's plot. Yeah, we can't get away from fake news, sadly. Additionally, Gansa was particularly influenced by the current administration's conflict with the intelligence community, as he felt this was something that the show was in a unique position to comment on. So, if you want to watch an even scarier fictional version of what is already happening in real-time in America, then this is the season of Homeland for you! :grimace: Prepare to talk about: So Carrie is falling apart, the country is falling apart...this is all very depressing!; who is this season's villain?; when will Saul get out of jail?   Rachel is the product manager of SideReel, and she must confess that she stopped watching Homeland after Season 2. div.post p { text-align: justify; }

Homeland Mega Buzz: Will Saul Take an Offer for Freedom?

While Carrie Mathison ( Claire Danes ) continues to run around in the wild defending conspiracy theories about the government,  Homeland 's best character, Saul Berenson ( Mandy Patinkin ), was locked up in prison by President Keane ( Elizabeth Marvel ) at the end of last season in an attempt to quell the intelligence community that had turned against her. But his stay in jail could be short... all he has to do is ditch some of that upstanding morality of his.   ...Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/homeland-spoilers-saul-prison/?rss=breakingnews

'Homeland's' Rupert Friend to Star in CBS All Access Drama

The actor has joined the cast of 'Strange Angel,' marking his follow-up role to the Showtime series.   ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/iTcMgqjr3No/homelands-rupert-friend-star-cbs-all-access-drama-1075325