Showtime has renewed flagship drama series Homeland for a sixth season and its companion, sophomore The Affair, for a third. The pickups come with two more episodes left in the shows’ current seasons.
The Emmy-winning Homeland, which righted the ship creatively in Season 4 after a lackluster third season, has been a solid ratings performer, drawing 2.4 million viewers in Live+3 for its most recent episode. The Golden Globe-winning The Affair has been softer, most recently logging 1.4 million viewers. Still, both shows have edged the other original series on premium cable in the fourth quarter.
Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, Homeland‘s Season 5 was executive produced by Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Alexander Cary, Chip Johannessen, Lesli Linka Glatter, Meredith Stiehm, Avi Nir, Ran Telem, Gideon Raff and Patrick Harbinson.
The Affair was created by Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi who executive produce along with Anya Epstein and director Jeffrey Reiner.