Showtime Delays Final Season of “Homeland”

The final season of Homeland has been pushed back to 2020. 

Claire Danes’ final curtain call as Carrie Mathison has been delayed. 

Showtime announced Friday that the final season of its acclaimed drama will premiere February 9, 2020. By the time the show airs, it would have been off the air for almost two years. 

Homeland is an ambitious series, especially in its final season. Alex wants to go out proudly, and he’s going to. That has involved production in multiple countries and at times in places that have some issues,” Showtime entertainment president Gary Levine told reporters Friday at TCA. “It just takes time. There have been no missteps here; it’s been a relatively smooth process but a very ambitious production schedule that has taken more time than we thought it would. One of the things that we do at Showtime [is a strategy that] we’d rather have it good than fast.”

This isn’t the first time that the premium cabler announced that the series would not hit its planned premiere date. “We previously announced a June premiere but because of production demands of our international locations, we’re moving the final season premiere back to the fall,” Levine said at the time.

Production is currently underway in Morocco.