LISTEN: Claire Danes confirms ‘Homeland’ to end after season 8
As “Homeland” season 7 draws to a close, lead actress Claire Danes has divulged that the next collection of episodes will be its last.
Danes has played ex-CIA officer Carrie Mathison since the show began in 2011, and during an April 18 appearance on the Sirius XM Howard Stern show confirmed that, as rumored, “Homeland” would end after season 8.
How does she feel about that? “Really conflicted,” Danes said. “She’s a lot, this Carrie frickin’ Mathison. She’s under constant duress and it’s a workout.”
“So I’ll be ready for a reprieve from that, but I’ve never done anything this… I mean, I’ve been married for as long, maybe longer.”
The series’ showrunner, Alex Gansa, had previously said that season 8 would be the last for him, while leaving room for other character arcs to develop independent of his involvement.
“Homeland” has won six Emmy Awards since its debut, with two going to Claire Danes as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She received two Golden Globes for the same achievement.
Danes broke through with mid-1990s high school drama “My So-Called Life” and starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in 1996 Shakespearean adaptation “Romeo + Juliet”.
She won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of renowned architect and designer Temple Grandin in a 2010 HBO TV movie and was part of the all-star cast of 2002 intergenerational drama “The Hours”. JB
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