"Homeland" has set a date for its eighth and final season.
Showtime announced that Season 8 of the acclaimed drama starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin will premiere Sunday, February 9.
The show was supposed to return in June but was pushed back to the end of the year due to the demands of filming internationally. Now, it has been delayed again to 2020.
Season 8 finds Carrie Mathison (Danes) 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 (Patinkin), 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.
"Homeland" has been Showtime's No. 1 drama series since premiering in 2011. Its first season won six Emmys, including Outstanding Drama Series.