“We are this close to oblivion.” We also are this close to the end of Showtime’s long-running, Emmy-winning spy drama Homeland, and now the premium cable has wired up the trailer for its eighth and final season.
Claire Danes is back as Carrie Mathison, a role that won her back-to-back lead actress Emmys in 2012 and 2013, and Mandy Patinkin returns as her mentor/boss/foil Saul Berenson. The farewell run of Homeland will feature a nod to Season 4 — the first without original star Damian Lewis — which was set in Afghanistan and Pakistan, with that season’s heavily recurring players, Nimrat Kaur and Numan Acar, reprising their roles.
The final season finds Mathison recovering from months of brutal confinement in a Russian gulag. Her body is healing, but her memory remains fractured – which is a problem for Saul, now National Security Advisor to the newly ascendant President Warner (Beau Bridges). The top priority of Warner’s young administration is an end to the “forever war” in Afghanistan, and Saul has been dispatched to engage the Taliban in peace negotiations. But Kabul teems with warlords and mercenaries, zealots and spies – and Saul needs the relationships and expertise that only his protégé can provide. Against medical advice, Saul asks Carrie to walk with him into the lion’s den – one last time.
Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, Homeland is based on the original Israeli series Prisoners of War by Gideon Raff and was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon. Raff, Gansa and Gordon executive producers alongside Chip Johannessen, Debora Cahn, Lesli Linka Glatter, Patrick Harbinson, Danes, Michael Klick, Avi Nir and Ran Telem.
Have a look at the trailer above and the new key art below, and tell us what you think.
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