Homeland boss teases final season time jump to get away from President Donald Trump

As the world becomes increasingly stranger than fiction, it seems Showtime’s political thriller Homeland will have a huge time jump to get away from links to President Donald Trump.

Season 8 is looking to head back overseas to Israel to return to where it all began and hopefully recapture some of the show’s greatest moments, such as Carrie’s work in Afghanistan.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Alex Gansa said: “[Season 7 arranges] all the pieces on the chessboard to make that a proper finale for the story we’ve been telling.

“We get to play this last season in DC with the intention of taking us overseas for one last chapter. Season 8 will be overseas somewhere.

“We get to play a story with larger national stakes in season 7 and we’ll go back to a smaller intelligence-based season in 8. We get to pull out all the stops this year and then get to the emotional heart of things in season 8.”

The sixth season of the show was written during the Presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, which created season 7’s DC political thriller.

Despite both the showrunner and lead, Claire Danes, being very open about season 8 being the last of the show, its network Showtime has yet to officially confirm it’s the end.

Speaking about her role, Claire said she’s “ready for a reprieve” from the character of Carrie Mathison, as playing her is “a lot”.

Season 7 of Homeland currently airs on Showtime in the US and on Sundays at 9pm on Channel 4 in the UK.

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