The eighth and final season of the American spy thriller television drama series Homeland premiered on 09 February 2020, and concluded on 26 April 2020, on Showtime, consisting of 12 episodes.
The series is loosely based on the Israeli television series Hatufim (English: Prisoners of War) created by Gideon Raff and is developed for American television by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa.
Yevgeny (Costa Ronin) takes Carrie (Claire Danes) to the location where Max (Maury Sterling) is being held. Carrie briefly speaks with Max, who tells her what happened to the flight recorder. Yevgeny tries to negotiate Max’s release, but instead Max is abruptly taken to a new location. Yevgeny and Carrie follow the group.
A date for Haqqani’s (Numan Acar) trial is set. The United States has the recording of Haqqani’s conversation with his son about wanting to end the war. Saul (Mandy Patinkin) wishes to formally enter the recording as evidence, but is forbidden by President Hayes (Sam Trammell). Saul and Tasneem (Nimrat Kaur) successfully appeal to one of the judges (Zineb Triki) to grant a continuation. However, on the day of the trial, it becomes apparent that G’ulom (Mohammad Bakri) swapped judges at the last minute. With the new presiding judge (Nasser Memarzia), there is no pretence of a trial. Haqqani is immediately found guilty and sentenced to death. Saul calls Wellington (Linus Roache) and asks him to convince Hayes to intervene. Wellington replies with scepticism, explaining that Hayes just had a private conversation with G’ulom, and that his own influence on Hayes is slipping.
Observing the new hideout from afar, Carrie and Yevgeny see Jalal Haqqani (Elham Ehsas) arrive on the scene. Carrie calls Mike (Cliff Chamberlain) to request a special ops team be deployed to extract Max. Jalal asks Max if he knows who shot down the helicopter. Carrie sneaks closer to see if Max is still alive. She watches as Max is forced into an orange jumpsuit and being readied to be videotaped.
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Lesli Linka Glatter.
- Writer(s): Chip Johannessen and Patrick Harbinson.
- Original Network: Showtime.
- Release Date: 22 March 2020.
- Running Time: 57 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.