Well, it's now official that Showtime has renewed Homeland for two additional seasons beyond it's upcoming sixth season. The cable network confirmed the pickup Thursday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.
"Homeland is a show that is constantly reinventing itself...since it's very much about this Intelligence world," said Showtime president David Nevin back in June during a conference call with reporters at the time when the rumor was spreading. "More than most, this is a show that has an open-ending expiration date, just because of the subject matter."
The announcement comes as Homeland begins production on it's sixth season, which is set in New York City and the chronicle the precarious two month period between Election Day and the swearing in of the new President of the United States Elizabeth Keane (Elizabeth Marvel). CSI: NY's Hill Harper joins the cast as Keane's Chief of Staff and The Flash's Patrick Sabongui is set to recur as a CUNY law professor who works with Carrie and is a fierce advocate for Muslim American community.
Homeland Season Six will premiere Sunday, January 15th at 9/8c.