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Season 8

‘Homeland’ series to end after eighth season

Award-winning US television drama "Homeland" will air its eighth and final season next year. The announcement, made on Twitter on Monday, brings to a close the adventures of Carrie Mathison, a bipolar, former CIA agent played by Claire Danes, and her mentor Saul Berenson played by Mandy Patinkin. Showtime Networks CEO David Nevins confirmed the long-speculated news at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour. "I do not want to hear the word 'cancellation,'" Nevins clarified. " Alex Gansa will bring the…