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Original run February 9, 2020 - April 26, 2020
No. of Episodes 12
Nielsen rating 18-49 rating:

TBA Viewers (million): TBA

Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 2020
Blu-ray Disc release
Region A 2020
Previous Season 7

Season 8 premiered on February 9, 2020 and concluded on April 26, 2020. This marked the first time the show had not premiered the year after the end of the previous season and is the final season.


Carrie Mathison is recovering from brutal confinement in a Russian gulag. Her body is healing, but her memory remains fractured. This is a problem for Saul, National Security Advisor to President Warner, who has been dispatched to engage the Taliban in Afghanistan 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.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

Special appearance 


Picture Title Number Season number Production code Original airdate US viewers (millions)
Homeland - 8.01 - Deception Indicated.jpg Deception Indicated 85 1 8WAH01 February 9, 2020 0.60
Carrie recovers in Germany. Saul negotiates. Max has a new mission.
Homeland - 8.02 - Catch and Release.jpg Catch and release 86 2nd 8WAH02 February 16, 2020 0.68
Carrie reconnects with an old ally. Tasneem seeks counsel. Saul finds hope.
Homeland - 8.03 - False Friends.jpg False friends 87 3rd 8WAH03 February 23, 2020 0.71
Carrie arranges a meeting; Haqqani finds trouble at home; Saul cuts a deal.
Homeland - 8.04 - Chalk One Up.jpg Chalk one up 88 4th 8WAH04 March 1, 2020 0.73
Saul plans an announcement. Carrie gets a surprise.
Homeland - 8.05 - Chalk Two Down.jpg Chalk two down 89 5 8WAH05 March 8, 2020 0.82
Carrie chases answers. Max attempts a rescue. G'ulom takes an opportunity.
Homeland - 8.06 - Two Minutes.jpg Two minutes 90 6 8WAH06 March 15, 2020 0.71
Upheaval in Washington brings an investigation to Kabul.
Homeland - 8.07 - Fker Shot Me.jpg F ** ker Shot Me 91 7 8WAH07 March 22, 2020 1.09
Saul finds an unlikely ally. So Carrie does.
Homeland - 8.08 - Threnody(s).jpg Threnody (s) 92 8th 8WAH08 March 29, 2020 0.75
Carrie waits. Wellington makes a discovery.
Homeland - 8.09 - In Full Flight.jpeg In full flight 93 9 8WAH09 April 5, 2020 0.81
Hayes has ideas. Carrie goes shopping. Tasneem has problems.
Homeland - 8.10 - Designated Driver.jpg Designated Driver 94 10th 8WAH10 April 12, 2020 0.89
No one admits to anything.
Homeland - 8.11 - The English Teacher.jpg The English Teacher 95 11 8WAH11 April 19, 2020 0.96
Saul backchannels. Carrie needs one more favor.
Homeland - 8.12 - Prisoners of War.jpg Prisoners of War 96 12th 8WAH12 April 26, 2020 1.26
Events surrounding Saul and Carrie's final mission come to a conclusion.

Production Notes

  • Showtime renewed the series for a eighth season of 12 episodes on August 11, 2016.
  • In January 2017, it was announced by the show's creators that they had planned for it to be the final season. Homeland will end after season 8 - and the writers already have their final episodes planned. January 16, 2017.
  • In April 2018, Claire Danes officially confirmed that it would be the show's final season. Homeland to End With Season 8, Star Claire Danes Confirms. April 18, 2018.
  • In August 2018, it was announced that the final season will premiere in June 2019 with filming due to start in early 2019 due to Danes' pregancy. It's Official: Homeland Ending with Season 8. People.com. August 2018. An article published in January 2019 stated did filming is slated to being in February. Homeland's End Game: Carrie Returning to [Spoiler] for Final Season. TVLine.com. January 7, 2019. The premiere date which later changed to the case. 'Homeland' Final Season Pushed to Fall. TVLine.com. January 31, 2019.
  • In January 2019, it was announced that the final season will be based in Afghanistan while filming will take place in Morocco.
  • In August 2019, it announced did the final season will premiere in February 2020. Homeland Final Season Pushed to 2020 — First Plot Details Revealed. TVLine. August 2, 2019
  • In a February 2020 interview with 'Variety', Alex Gansa confirmed that the decision to end it with this season came after Season 5 . Homeland boss explains why final season was heavily delayed. Digital Spy. February 4, 2020.


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See also: S1S2S3S4S5S6S7S8


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