‘Homeland’ Season 8 finale was an edgy treat for the fans. But, did you know, the finale episode originally had a Carrie-Franny reunion on the cards? With the scene being axed from season 8, will Carrie Mathison agree to a reunion with daughter Franny in the 9th instalment of the series?
- The original ‘Homeland’ finale featured a reunion scene between Carrie & Franny
- ‘Homeland’ Season 9 might happen on Netflix
- Will Carrie finally reunite with Franny in ‘Homeland’s’ next season?
Showtime’s ‘Homeland’ aired its season 8 finale on April 26, 2020. The last episode of the series received widespread acclaim from the audience. But, Alex Gansa, the creator of ‘Homeland’, recently revealed some juicy details about the making of the season – and it turns out, the original finale episode included a beautiful, significant reunion between two characters, which was cut off before it even made it in front of the cameras! Amidst this, viewers are wondering if ‘Homeland’ Season 9 is in the pipeline – and if the creator’s words are anything to go by, viewers can have high hopes for another season of ‘Homeland’. Find out more about the deleted ‘Homeland’ finale reunion and all the details about the 9th season of the series below.
The original ‘Homeland’ finale featured a reunion scene between Carrie & Franny
Speaking to “tvline.com”, ‘Homeland’ creator, Alex Gansa revealed that the original finale episode for ‘Homeland’ featured an emotionally charged reunion scene between Carrie and Franny. The EP states in the same interview, “There was a very significant Carrie/Franny scene that opened the finale at one point”. However, owing to two big reasons, the scene had to be removed from the episode.
The first issue was budget. Gansa told “tvline.com” that the first “reason is we had gone so far over budget this season. One of the battles that you have making television shows is how much you’re spending on every episode. And we just couldn’t fit it in”. Even if the finances wouldn’t have taken a hit, there was another major reason why the scene was axed- the leading lady and executive producer of ‘Homeland’, Claire Danes.
Gansa reveals to “tvline.com”, “Claire felt very strongly that Carrie had made the decision to leave Franny behind in Season 7, so we resolved that having a photograph of Franny instead of a scene”. Of course, no one can forget the scene where Carrie grabbed a photo of Franny in the ‘Homeland’ Season 8 finale. But, fans still want to see that reunion scene. Well, there’s some hopeful news – Carrie might finally reunite with daughter Franny in ‘Homeland’ Season 9!
‘Homeland’ Season 9 might happen on Netflix
‘Homeland’ Season 8 ended on an open note. As such, viewers are now waiting with bated breath for another season of the much-acclaimed political thriller. And now, Alex Gansa’s comments on whether ‘Homeland’ will return for its 9th season are giving fans some much-needed hope for the show’s future.
According to Digital Spy, Alex Gansa is up for another season of ‘Homeland’, if streaming service Netflix has a good offer on the table. Gansa states, “As co-creator Howard Gordon has said, ‘never say never’, all of us are happy with where we ended the show and the series. Another chapter doesn’t feel necessary at the moment. But who knows what’s going to happen? Who knows what Claire and Mandy want to do? Who knows what Howard wants to do? We don’t know what that looks like. For now, it feels like closure”.
But, if Netflix has an enchanting offer for the show, then neither Howard nor Alex is willing to let it go.
Will Carrie finally reunite with Franny in ‘Homeland’s’ next season?
There is a high possibility that ‘Homeland’s’ fans might be able to finally witness the moving reunion scene between Carrie and Franny. Not only that, if ‘Homeland’ returns for another season, the audience might also get to see some open, loose ends being tied together for a full-on closure. If Netflix picks up ‘Homeland’ for season 9, then the viewers might also get to see a fresh storyline with new faces – we never know what route this show might take!
However, even if a new season is in the talks, viewers won’t get to watch it before 2021 rolls in. The current global pandemic has stalled the production of numerous big shows around the world. But no matter what, after the commendable success of ‘Homeland’ Season 8, the makers might want to bring back the magic of a political thriller to the screens once more!
After all, who can ever get enough of ‘Homeland’? Let us know your views on the ‘Homeland’ finale? Do you think the reunion scene should have been retained? Comment in the box below!