Homeland is one of the popular thriller shows on showtime. It was originally released in October 2011. Because of its popularity, the show rose to prominence and came up with eight seasons in total. The eighth season aired in April 2020. Since it’s been a long time, fans are pretty excited to get more details on season 9 of Homeland. At first, the series was released on the internet. Followed by its premiere on television. And guess what? To get complete access, the viewers had to play games and perform certain tasks. Moreover, Homeland received many positive feedbacks, and because of this, the show is still going on for so many years.
The whole show is developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa. Speaking of these creators, both are very popular in terms of writing and producing. Moreover, Alex is the executive producer of Homeland. Both of them began preparing the whole plotline. Both of them worked together efficiently to set the whole story as per their liking. None of the creators spoke much about their concept. Instead, fans were excited to watch every episode because they hardly left any loopholes. And this is for the main reason for all the viewers to look forward to the release date of season 9 of Homeland.
Well, the concept of this story took everyone by surprise because the creators of this show covered up the angles of espionage and thriller. Moreover, every character from this show is very confident and level-headed. Every character is well explained by the creators, and this was by far the best things about this show. The story surrounds the life of CIA operations officer Carrie Mathison. This role is presented by Claire Danes. Moreover, she suffers from Bipolar disorder. On the other hand, the story introduces the U.S. Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody, and this role is portrayed by Damian Lewis.
Brody is released from Al-Qaeda, after being captive for more than eight years. Moreover, Carrie realizes that a person from America has turned sides after being in captivity. Everybody considers him a hero, but Carrie, on the other hand, doesn’t trust him at all. She believes that he is the traitor. These two characters were popular for their roles. According to Carrie, Brody was the only person who survived their punishments and torture. Moreover, if he has given up on his country, Brody might be a problem to the safety of the United States. Will Carrie manage to prove it?
By the beginning of season 7 of Homeland, Carrie stopped working at the White House, and currently, she was living with her sister. To be more precise, she is living in Washington. Her main aim is to save 200 people who were under inspection. President Keane suspected them of planning his assassination. Moreover, in this season, she unravels many secrets about conspiracies because many people wanted to kill President Keane. Moreover, Carrie has to deal with several other issues as well.
Her dedication to her work has led her to lose custody of her kid Frannie. Little did you know that Carrie’s sister Maggie is all set to take over the custody of this child. Her mental health issue not only affects her mind but also several other people that work around her. On the other hand, Wellington is trying his best to convince the president to release all the captive employees. And Saul Berenson is the National Security Advisor. Towards the end of this season, Keane resigns from her position. Moreover, the final episode leaps, and this shows that Carrie spent around seven months in a Russian Jail.
Towards the end of season 7, Saul found Carrie in a very disturbing situation as she spent more than seven months in Russian captivity without any medications for Bipolar disorder. Moreover, Carrie gave up all her mental and physical strength as well. Moreover, Ralph Warner is the new president. Carrie is in paranoia from all the tragic incidents that she had to go through at the Russian prison. On the other hand, Saul is ready to take her to Afghanistan because she is the only person with high efficiency of knowledge and experience.
Moreover, other CIA officers took her polygraph tests, and surprisingly her answers have created a huge difference in her tests. Everyone is highly suspicious of her, and they believe that she might be posing a huge threat to the country. Because of her mental stress, she couldn’t remember most of the things that happened to her. Moreover, because of Carrie 1000, Taliban prisoners were safe. Well, things are pretty bad between the United States and Pakistan. Saul understands that Carrie has been lying about her relationship with Yevgeny. Things start to take a different turn from here. Because of this, Saul has to send her back to Germany.
But instead of this, she decides to leave the plane and meet up with Yevgeny. Well, things take a different turn after Haqqani is sentenced to death. Saul still wanted to prove his innocence. It seems like the judges were changed on the trial. Which led to a wrong judgment. Moreover, Jalal threatens to kill Max if his father is not coming back. But this clearly doesn’t happen. Haqqani is no more. Moreover, this causes Jalal to kill Max. Well, Carrie is also under inspection by the CIA officers. And this comes with a huge price, as Carrie has to face multiple charges in the United States.
In the final episode of Homeland season 8, that is, episode 12, the writers decided to wind up the season with a different angle. Everything connected towards the end. Well, Carrie is under inspection to prove her loyalty to her homeland. The final episode starts with a glimpse of Nicholas Brody, and now she is in the same state. The shocking revelation towards the end would be Carrie’s life as a double agent. Well, she is a Russian agent under Yevgeny Gromov. But as per her, this is for the betterment of her country. Yevgeny informs her to kill Saul to find all the possible details of an Asset.
But instead of killing him, she decides to dig out more information on Saul’s assets. Carrie agrees to Yevgeny’s plans and begins her strategy to figure out the information. And this doesn’t take a lot of time for her to figure out. Eventually, Carrie gets this information from Saul’s sister Dorit. She gives her a USB which contains the information about Saul’s asset, and it is none other than Anna. Upon this revelation, Anna kills herself. But this genuinely helps with the nuclear bomb attack between U.S. and Pakistan. In the end, he understands that Carrie was the secret agent.
Well, when it comes to season 9 of Homeland. There won’t be any season coming up. Since the writers of this series revealed their thoughts and shared them on September 2016. According to Gansa, he crafted the eighth season as the finale. And there won’t be any other episode after that. But he even confessed that this decision entirely depends on Showtime. But nothing really came out in the light. The series has finally come to an end. The cancellation is confirmed by the creators of Homeland.
Many fans were disappointed to know that the show is not renewing anymore. But it was for the good. The show has been going on for nine years now. As per the writers of Homeland, this was by far the best script they’ve ever written. Nobody wanted this series to end. But it was essential to maintain the authenticity of the story. So that it won’t seem too draggy. Moreover, every other cast member was excited to work with each other. Unravelling new concepts was something that they often liked to do. Even though the series ended, many fans are still hoping for its renewal.
The best part about this series would be its approach to Carrie’s personal and professional life. All the viewers of this show resonated with her character and with the way she dealt with her problems reluctantly. Carrie’s revelation as the new Russian agent was a shocker. But still, nobody hated this angle. Just like every other season, this season had a very open ending. And they didn’t leave any hope or loophole in the show. So there’s no chance that the show will come back. The creators were happy to end the show on a proper note.