How many episodes will be in Homeland season 7?
After Peter Quinn’s tragic death at the end of the sixth series, Homeland fans have been chomping at the bit waiting for the next instalment to be released.
Producers have confirmed that the new season will be comprised of 12 hour-long episodes.
When is Homeland season 7 coming out?
The premiere of Homeland season 7 will air on Showtime on Sunday February 11, though British viewers will likely have to wait longer to get their fix.
If previous seasons are anything to go by, new episodes of Homeland are likely to be broadcast on Channel 4 a week after the United States, starting on Sunday February 18.
The first five series of the thriller are available on Netflix in the UK, with the sixth season due to arrive on February 6.
There has been no word on when season 7 will drop onto Netflix, though it is likely to be shortly before the release of the eighth series.
What will happen in Homeland season 7?
The penultimate season of Homeland sees Carrie leave her White House job on a mission to take down the Keane Administration.
Ahead of the new season, which has been described as a “polaroid of the world we are living in”, Claire Danes (Carrie) said her character is forced to come to terms with the grief she has felt in the past.
She said: “Carrie was wrestling with a lot of grief last season. The President is not who she believed her to be.
“Carrie remains deeply distrusting of the President and remains on her own mission.
“Everything is so heightened and that sense of deep uncertainty is a theme that is pervasive throughout the seventh season.”
Earlier this year, Danes teased that her character is ready to “put her spy hat back on” for the new season.
Speaking to Deadline, she said: “Carrie’s been on the periphery for a while now, and opted out of the intelligence game, and I think she’s ready to re-enter it, and re-engage—put her spy back on.
“I look forward to that, because she’s excellent at what she does, and it’s really enjoyable to play that.”
Meanwhile, showrunner Alex Gansa has said that the final two seasons will be told “as one story”, adding that Brody (Damien Lewis) will remain on the fringes of the show’s narrative.
He told Deadline after the sixth season was concluded: “I think Brody was such an important part of Carrie’s past that it might be worth exploring in some way, shape or form.
“But honestly, I think Carrie, as a character, has moved past that.“