Netflix wins the license of ‘Homeland’ Season 9, but Claire Danes quit the show. Will Claire Danes no more be part of the ‘Homeland’ cast? Who is Professor Rabineau and what will be his role in the new season? Can we expect a new ‘Homeland’ spin-off.
It has been quite a while since ‘Homeland’ creators Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon have teased fans for an all-new season 9 while the network bade adieu to the show. ‘Homeland’ season 8 ended with a bang and left the fans on a serious cliffhanger for more, it was evident that there’s a big possibility of the next season coming in soon.
- Claire Danes no more part of the ‘Homeland’ cast?
- Will Netflix repeat the same mistakes of Showtime?
- This is what made ‘Homeland’ so gripping
The creators have been open for receiving offers from potential networks and last we knew HBO and Netflix were fighting for the license. We have a piece of inside news for you all that we finally have a winner. Yes, it seems Gansa and Howard could not turn down Netflix’s offer after all. However, there’s a twist in the story.
Claire Danes no more part of the ‘Homeland’ cast?
On a Facetime interview with “The Guardian”, Dane recalled her finale scene shooting with Mandy Patinkin, “It’s not a casual scene. I think for me that was my cathartic moment when I realised it was over. There were some tears – many of them – and we just hugged each other for a really long time”.
When asked whether ‘Carrie Mathison’ will be missed, Dane said,
“Oh my gosh, so much, It was just so nice to play the smartest person in the room, somebody who was so daring and unapologetically ambitious and such a badass. She’s not really going away.”
It certainly shows Claire Dane’s love toward playing ‘Carrie Mathison’. Therefore, the rumour about Claire quitting after playing the protagonist over 10 years now can leave the fans devastated. However, the information is not concrete yet. We can only hope.
Will Netflix repeat the same mistakes of Showtime?
Over the last 10 years, ‘Homeland’ has made multiple mistakes especially when it came to their research on cultures of the Middle-East. For example, with ‘Nickolas Brody’s’ praying Fajr namaz after sunrise, ‘Carrie’ confuses hijab with a burka, names conflict over ‘Afsal Hamid’ in Arabic and Farsi language, and over many other such mistakes, the show has seen multiple criticisms.
Film-maker and writer Laura Durkay published a heated opinion about the show in the Washington Post in 2014 under the headline “Homeland is the most bigoted show on television”, where she wrote, “Since its first episode, Homeland has churned out Islamophobic stereotypes as if its writers were getting paid by the cliche”.
That’s not all, some Arab graffiti artists, who were hired by the producers to add authenticity to the set of the Syrian refugee camp, wrote: ‘Homeland is racist’ on the wall. Later, it was discovered when the second episode of season 5 was aired.
This is what made ‘Homeland’ so gripping
With former American President Barrack Obama and former first lady and US secretary of state Hillary Clinton as two of the most devoted fans, ‘Homeland’ has kept the fans on edge with gripping plots, anti-terrorist activities, the extremely precise groundwork to stop the attacks, and brilliant camera and drone work.
While Netflix has not made any official statement yet on this new development, let us wait for the drama to unfold about ‘Homeland’ Season 9. Fans are also hoping for the showmakers to release a ‘Homeland’ spin-off if not a completely new season. With Claire Danes leaving the ‘Homeland’ cast, that might be a better option.
Who do you think can better fill the shoes of Claire Danes? Let us know your suggestions in the comments section below.
Why was ‘Homeland’ cancelled?
Alex Gansa, the exec producer for ‘Homeland’ has revealed that the decision to end the show after the eighth season was take soon after the fifth season. As such, it wasn’t cancelled as much as it reached its natural conclusion.
Who was the mole in ‘Homeland’?
Saul’s mole was introduced in the penultimate episode “The English Teacher”. Anna Pomerantseva (Tatyana Mukha) was the lead interpreter for Russia’s GRU intelligence agency and first met Saul in the mid-1980s when she was teaching English in East Berlin. She decided to be a pipeline of valuable information for Saul — a key source of the intelligence coups that built his career — after a group of her student-comrades were executed in East Germany because one of them defected after becoming a spy asset for Saul.
What happened to Brody in ‘Homeland’?
Brody is found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. Carrie calls him in his cell to reassure him that she will save him, but he replies that he has accepted his fate and just wants it to be over. The next morning, Brody is hanged in a public square as Carrie tearfully looks on.