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The seventh season of the American television drama series Homeland premiered on February 11, 2018, and concluded on April 29, 2018, on Showtime, consisting of 12 episodes.[1] The series started as a loosely based variation of the two-season run of the Israeli television series Hatufim (חטופים; English: Prisoners of War) created by Gideon Raff and is developed for American television by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa.[2]

Homeland (season 7)
Homeland Season 7.jpg
Promotional poster
Starring
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 12
Release
Original network Showtime
Original release February 11 (2018-02-11) – April 29, 2018 (2018-04-29)
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 6
List of Homeland episodes

Contents

PlotEdit

Carrie has left her job in the White House and is living with her sister Maggie. She takes on the Keane administration to secure the release of the 200 members of the intelligence community who were arrested under President Keane's orders the previous season.[1]

Cast and charactersEdit

MainEdit

Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin and Elizabeth Marvel (left to right) portray lead roles Carrie Mathison, Saul Berenson and Elizabeth Keane, respectively.
Maury Sterling, Jake Weber and James D'Arcy (left to right) portray Max Piotrowski, Brett O'Keefe and Thomas Anson, respectively.

RecurringEdit

GuestEdit

EpisodesEdit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
73 1 "Enemy of the State" Lesli Linka Glatter Debora Cahn & Alex Gansa February 11, 2018 (2018-02-11) 7WAH01 1.22[10]
74 2 "Rebel Rebel" Lesli Linka Glatter Patrick Harbinson & Chip Johannessen February 18, 2018 (2018-02-18) 7WAH02 1.12[11]
75 3 "Standoff" Michael Klick Anya Leta & Ron Nyswaner February 25, 2018 (2018-02-25) 7WAH03 1.26[12]
76 4 "Like Bad at Things" Alex Graves Chip Johannessen & Patrick Harbinson March 4, 2018 (2018-03-04) 7WAH04 0.93[13]
77 5 "Active Measures" Charlotte Sieling Debora Cahn March 11, 2018 (2018-03-11) 7WAH05 1.32[14]
78 6 "Species Jump" Michael Offer Anya Leta & Ron Nyswaner March 18, 2018 (2018-03-18) 7WAH06 1.25[15]
79 7 "Andante" Lesli Linka Glatter Patrick Harbinson & Chip Johannessen March 25, 2018 (2018-03-25) 7WAH07 1.28[16]
80 8 "Lies, Amplifiers, F**king Twitter" Tucker Gates Patrick Harbinson & Chip Johannessen April 1, 2018 (2018-04-01) 7WAH08 1.22[17]
81 9 "Useful Idiot" Nelson McCormick Debora Cahn April 8, 2018 (2018-04-08) 7WAH09 1.24[18]
82 10 "Clarity" Dan Attias Howard Gordon & Ron Nyswaner April 15, 2018 (2018-04-15) 7WAH10 1.28[19]
83 11 "All In" Alex Graves Patrick Harbinson & Chip Johannessen April 22, 2018 (2018-04-22) 7WAH11 1.39[20]
84 12 "Paean to the People" Lesli Linka Glatter Alex Gansa April 29, 2018 (2018-04-29) 7WAH12 1.30[21]

ProductionEdit

The series was renewed for a seventh and eighth season in August 2016.[22] For this season, Maury Sterling, Jake Weber and Linus Roache were promoted to series regulars; Sterling has been recurring since the first season, while Weber and Roache both first appeared in the sixth season.[3] The seventh season began production on September 11, 2017, filming in Richmond, Virginia.[23][24] Filming wrapped in Budapest, Hungary on March 29, 2018.[25]

The writers initially planned for the series' seventh and eighth seasons to comprise a two-season arc, but current events surrounding the U.S. government convinced them to instead continue the arc from Season 6 into Season 7. Showrunner Alex Gansa said "Given the swirl of news about the Administration’s war with its own intelligence community, “It was just hard not to do it. It was hard to say ‘OK, let’s go tell a story in Paris. Let’s go tell a story in South America.’ Something very significant is happening in all our lives right now”.[26]

ReceptionEdit

The seventh season of Homeland has received generally positive reviews from critics. On Metacritic, the season (based on the first episode only) has a score of 65 out of 100 based on 6 reviews.[27] On Rotten Tomatoes, it has an approval rating of 70% with an average rating of 6.61 out of 10 based on 10 reviews.[28]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Otterson, Joe (December 12, 2017). "Homeland Season 7 Sets Premiere Date, Drops First Trailer". Variety. Retrieved December 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Homeland – Listings". The New York Times. Retrieved December 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d O'Connell, Michael (July 18, 2017). "'Homeland' Ups Trio to Series Regulars for Season 7 (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 13, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Nemetz, Dave (September 15, 2017). "Homeland Adds Morgan Spector, Mackenzie Astin to Season 7 Cast". TVLine. Retrieved December 13, 2017. 
  5. ^ Sandberg, Bryn Elise (September 28, 2017). "'Homeland' Adds Dylan Baker to Season 7". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 13, 2017. 
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (September 26, 2017). "'Homeland' Casts Courtney Grosbeck; Necar Zadegan Joins HBO's Alan Ball Series". Deadline. Retrieved December 13, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Wagmeister, Elizabeth (November 1, 2017). "'Homeland' Adds 'House of Cards' Alum to Season 7 in Mystery Role (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved December 13, 2017. 
  8. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (December 11, 2017). "'Homeland' Enlists 'The Americans' Actor for Season 7". Variety. Retrieved December 13, 2017. 
  9. ^ O'Connell, Michael (December 19, 2017). "'Homeland' Adds James D'Arcy for Season 7". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 1, 2018. 
  10. ^ Porter, Rick (February 13, 2018). "Sunday cable ratings: 'Homeland' premiere steady, 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' improves". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 13, 2018. 
  11. ^ Porter, Rick (February 21, 2018). "Sunday cable ratings: NBA All-Star Game scores for TNT". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 21, 2018. 
  12. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (February 27, 2018). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.25.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved February 27, 2018. 
  13. ^ Porter, Rick (March 6, 2018). "Sunday cable ratings: 'The Walking Dead' at lowest point since Season 1". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 6, 2018. 
  14. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (March 13, 2018). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.11.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 13, 2018. 
  15. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (March 20, 2018). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.18.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 20, 2018. 
  16. ^ Porter, Rick (March 27, 2018). "Sunday cable ratings: 'The Terror' gets decent start behind 'The Walking Dead'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 27, 2018. 
  17. ^ Porter, Rick (April 3, 2018). "Sunday cable ratings: 'The Walking Dead' falls, NCAA women's championship off a little". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 3, 2018. 
  18. ^ Porter, Rick (April 10, 2018). "Sunday cable ratings: 'Walking Dead,' 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' improve". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 10, 2018. 
  19. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (April 17, 2018). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.15.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved April 17, 2018. 
  20. ^ Porter, Rick (April 24, 2018). "Sunday cable ratings: 'Westworld' Season 2 opens on par with series debut". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 24, 2018. 
  21. ^ Porter, Rick (May 1, 2018). "Sunday cable ratings: 'Westworld' and 'Fear the Walking Dead' dip". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 1, 2018. 
  22. ^ Ausiello, Michael (August 11, 2016). "Homeland Officially Renewed for Season 7 and Season 8 at Showtime". TVLine. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  23. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (July 11, 2017). "'Homeland' Heads to Virginia for Season 7". Variety. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 
  24. ^ Sandberg, Bryn Elise (September 28, 2017). "'Homeland' Adds Dylan Baker to Season 7". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 12, 2017. 
  25. ^ Glatter, Lesli Linka (March 29, 2018). "It's a wrap on @SHO_Homeland Season 7 in Budapest...another amazing journey with an extraordinary group of people...very grateful!!". Twitter. Retrieved March 29, 2018. 
  26. ^ Birnbaum, Debra (February 5, 2018). "'Homeland' Boss on Season 7's Trump Inspiration, Alex Jones and RIP Peter Quinn". Variety. Retrieved February 8, 2018. 
  27. ^ "Homeland: Season 7". Metacritic. Retrieved February 12, 2018. 
  28. ^ "Homeland: Season 7". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 13, 2018. 

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