EXCLUSIVE: We are getting a major new clue about the upcoming eighth and final season of Showtime’s terrorism drama Homeland. Nimrat Kaur and Numan Acar, who had major recurring roles in Season 4, are rejoining the cast.
Kaur and Acar played Tasneem Qureshi, a member of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, and Haissam Haqqani, a Taliban leader, respectively, in Season 4, which was set in Afghanistan and Pakistan. No setting has been announced for the upcoming final chapter of Homeland, which is set to film in Morocco, but there has been speculation that it would be set entirely or partially in Pakistan/Afghanistan. Kaur and Acar’s return certainly support such plot line.
The Alex Gansa-Howard Gordon political thriller, based on an Israeli format, had alternated domestic and international settings, with the action based primarily in New York and Washington D.C. the last two seasons. Season 8 of the Emmy-winning drama starring Claire Danes is slated for a June 2019 launch. Fox 21 TV Studios is producing.
Kaur starred in the BAFTA-nominated film The Lunchbox. She also co-starred opposite Jason Patric on the Fox series Wayward Pines. Back in her homeland India, she did the movie Airlift.
Acar co-starred opposite Diane Kruger in In the Fade and also appeared in 12 Strong. He has roles in the upcoming Aladdin and Spiderman: Far From Home.
Kaur and Acar are both with D2 Management.