In a covert marketing move, Showtime has dropped the Season 6 premiere of Homeland a massive 17 days before its scheduled release. The full episode is now streaming for all Showtime subscribers (via Showtime app, Hulu or on demand), ahead of its Jan. 15 linear premiere on Showtime.
However, Showtime has yet to set a fixed end date for the series, leaving the possibility of a ninth season in the air.
SEASON SIX PREMIERE OF HOMELAND IS AVAILABLE EARLY EXCLUSIVELY TO SHOWTIME(R) SUBSCRIBERS ACROSS STREAMING AND ON DEMAND PLATFORMS
NEW YORK – December 30, 2016 – Today, SHOWTIME is giving its subscribers exclusive early access to the season six premiere of its Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-winning hit drama series HOMELAND. The premiere is currently available on the SHOWTIME streaming service, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R) and SHOWTIME ANYTIME, ahead of its linear debut on Sunday, January 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. To start a seven-day free trial of SHOWTIME, visit www.showtime.com. HOMELAND stars Emmy, Screen Actors Guild(R) and Golden Globe Award winner Claire Danes, Emmy nominee Rupert Friend, acclaimed stage and screen actress Elizabeth Marvel, Oscar(R) winner with Emmy nominee F. Murray Abraham, and Emmy and Tony(R) Award winner Mandy Patinkin. Back on U.S. soil, this season focuses on the aftermath of a U.S. presidential election and the transition between election day and the inauguration for a president-elect, played by Elizabeth Marvel. Currently in production in New York, guest stars this season include Hill Harper (Limitless), Robert Knepper (Prison Break), Patrick Sabongui (The Flash), Jake Weber (Medium) and Dominic Fumusa (NURSE JACKIE).
After she thwarted a terrorist attack in Berlin, season six picks up several months later and finds Carrie Mathison (Danes) living in Brooklyn, New York. She has begun working at a foundation whose efforts are to provide aid to Muslims living in the U.S. Season six will tackle the after effects of the U.S. presidential election, with the entire season taking place between election day and the inauguration. It’s a strange, transitional time in the halls of government filled with anxiety and different competing interests, where a very fragile and complex transfer of power takes place between the outgoing president and the incoming president-elect. Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, HOMELAND was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and is based on the original Israeli series Prisoners of War by Gideon Raff. Along with Gansa and Gordon, the executive producers for season six will be Chip Johannessen, Lesli Linka Glatter, Michael Klick, Patrick Harbinson, Claire Danes, Avi Nir, Ran Telem and Gideon Raff.
SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple(R), Roku(R), Amazon and Google. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, Sony PlayStation(R) Vue, Amazon Channels and Samsung Smart TVs. For more information about HOMELAND, visit http://www.sho.com/homeland, follow on Twitter and Facebook, and join the conversation using #Homeland. (Showtime)
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of Homeland Season 9…