Tonight, the 8th and final season of Homeland will kick off at 9pm ET/PT on Showtime.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of Showtime on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
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The easiest way to watch is through Showtime’s own streaming service, which includes all live and on-demand Showtime content. It comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once you’re signed up for Showtime’s streaming service, you can watch the show live or on-demand on your computer via the Showtime website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, Smart TV, Facebook Portal TV or other compatible streaming device.
For those who like to watch on Amazon’s digital platforms, this is ultimately the same as the above option only it’s through Amazon. If you have Amazon Prime or start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all live and on-demand Showtime content via the Showtime Channel, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the Showtime channel, you can then watch the show either live as it airs or on-demand anytime after.
For either option, you can watch on your computer via the Amazon website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
Showtime is available as an add-on to FuboTV’s main 95-channel package. Both the main channel bundle and the Showtime add-on can be included in your free seven-day trial:
Once signed up, you can either watch the show live, or you can watch on-demand anytime after. With either option, you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
Whether you already have Hulu or you want to sign up for a new subscription, Showtime is available as an add-on to either Hulu or Hulu with Live TV:
Once signed up for Hulu and the Showtime add-on, you can watch the show live as it airs, or you can watch it on-demand anytime after.
You can watch on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 (on-demand only), Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
Homeland Season 8 Preview
*Read on, but beware of spoilers for this season of the show.
Tonight’s episode is titled Deception Indicated. It will show Carrie in Germany, where she will spend time recovering from the mission that took place in the final episode of Season 7. The first episode will open with Carrie in isolation after her imprisonment. She’s been given all the details, but still, her memory is missing huge chunks of time, which is making her colleagues suspicious of her.
Interestingly enough, the decision to end the series after Season 8 was made years ago. Executive producer Alex Gansa tells TVLine, “The decision to end it after the eighth season happened after the fifth season… [there was ] a huge financial incentive to keep the show going,” he said. “The show was incredibly profitable for everybody. But we also didn’t want it to outstay its welcome.”
Both Claire Danes (Carrie) and Mandy Patinkin (Saul) were instrumental in the decision to end the show after eight seasons. It’s worth noting that seasons six and seven were filmed in the US, and the show will have been off the air for nearly two years by the time it returns on Sunday.
EP Howard Gordon comments on how things have come full circle season, explaining that this season mirrors the first in many ways. He tells TV Line, “There is a symmetry to this season, in that it bookends the essential premise of the first season, which was Brody’s patriotism, and is he a traitor? And this year, it’s Carrie who, after her long captivity and the deprivation of her meds, winds up coming back, and people think she certainly isn’t who she was, and may even have allegiances based on her time in Russia.”
And as feels right, the relationship at the center of the drama will still be Carrie and Saul. Gansa shares, “Homeland was really created as a meditation upon the Saul and Carrie relationship. That is, the mentor and the protégé… That’s really the centerpiece of Season 8.”
In their review of the first four episodes, Indiewire writes, “… just know the following four episodes are solid if not spectacular, intriguing but unsurprising.”
The first two episodes of the final season are directed and executive produced by Lesli Linka Glatter.
In summing up their review, Indiewire writes, “… there are purposeful pieces in place, running a circuitous yet skeptical mission. What may seem impossible now may not in a few months — that’s what “Homeland” would have us believe, and so far, it’s worth going along one more time.”
Be sure to tune in tonight at 9pm ET/PT on Showtime.
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