How Homeland’s Producers Have Navigated the Ups and Downs, the Praise and the Criticism

Showtime series returns Sunday for its eighth and final season

Mandy Patinkin and Claire Danes in Homeland
Homeland's final season focuses on the mentor-protege relationship between Saul (Mandy Patinkin) and Carrie (Claire Danes). Sifeddine Elamine/Showtime

Homeland took the TV industry by storm when it debuted in 2011. The Showtime drama won six Emmys in its first season (including for outstanding drama series and for series leads Claire Danes, as bipolar CIA officer Carrie Mathison, and Damian Lewis, as POW-turned-in-captivity Nicholas Brody), and enthralling audiences, including President Obama.

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.