Take a deep breath, Carrie Mathison — you’ve got a long road ahead of you.
Showtime is nearing a deal to renew Homeland for Season 7 and 8, the network’s CEO David Nevins announced to Wednesday.
Nevins also confirmed that the show’s upcoming sixth season will not launch in the fall, per tradition. Instead, it will bow in January 2017. (Shameless Season 7 will take over Homeland‘s customary fall perch).
“Homeland is a show that is constantly reinventing itself… since it’s very much about this Intelligence world,” Nevins said to reporters during a conference call. “More than most, this is a show that has an open-ended expiration date, just because of the subject matter.”
Homeland‘s sixth season will be set (and shot) in New York City, and will take place during the two month period between Election Day and the swearing in of the new POTUS. “There is this strange period in America where there are 72 days when it’s not exactly clear who’s in charge, and there is a new president that needs to be educated on what it means to be president,” Gansa recently told EW.com. “That is a very complex transfer of power filled with all kinds of anxiety and different competing interests… it’s a dangerous time in our democracy.”
Also on the conference call, Nevins revealed that the Twin Peaks revival will likely bow in “the second quarter” of 2017. Additionally, the exec announced a pilot order for White Famous, a half-hour comedy exec produced by Jamie Foxx and Californication creator Tom Kapinos about a talented, young African-American comedian whose star is rising, forcing him to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining his credibility as he begins to cross-over towards becoming “white famous.”