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

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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.

But the show had lost its critical luster by Season 3, as Lewis’ storyline wrapped up. Still, audiences stuck around, keeping it as one of Showtime’s top series for the past decade.



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