Starring the very talented Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend, Damian Lewis, and Morena Baccarin, Homeland is an award-winning American TV show falling under the categories of Crime, Mystery, and Drama on IMDB. The political thriller having concluded its fifth season in December, people are wondering whether they can watch Homeland on Netflix.
In this article we will attempt to answer as many of our readers’ questions as possible in relation to this TV show. But before going through all that, let’s see what this show is about.
A Short Guide to the Homeland TV Show on Netflix
Creators: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon
Runtime: 55 minutes
Show’s IMDb Rating: 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%
For those not in the know, the premise of the show’s first season sounds quite simple at first. A CIA operative suffering from bipolar disorder starts to believe that a prisoner of war has been corrupted by Al-Qaeda. Furthermore, she is sure they are about to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.
If you’re not familiar with the show, you should definitely catch up with the last seasons before the sixth one premieres. On Netflix Homeland season 1 is available starting right now, as are seasons two through four.
How Many Seasons of Homeland Are There?
At the moment of writing, 5 seasons of Homeland were already out, with the first 4 already on Netflix and the fifth coming soon. However, Showtime announced other two full seasons of Homeland, scheduled to come out in 2018 and 2019. This would bring the total number of seasons up to 8. It looks like we’re going to have to wait a bit more for the Homeland finale.
Is Homeland on Netflix?
According to our Google searches, seasons 1,2,3, and 4 of Homeland are currently available on Netflix, with season 5 most likely becoming available in 2017. In the meantime, you can most likely still catch some reruns of the last seasons on several American television stations.
With the availability of Homeland on Netflix so broad, also present in the UK, Canada, and most countries where the service is available, it’s pretty hard to understand why the Netflix Homeland page is missing the last season, right? Well, the explanation is far simpler than you’d think.
How Homeland’s Netflix Availability Works
Just like with other shows, Homeland seasons on Netflix are limited by what TV stations are allowed to air. If certain TV stations have the rights to the last season of the show, it cannot and will not appear on Netflix or on another online channel. So, until the next season starts airing, Homeland Netflix streaming will be limited to seasons one through four.
If the current season of the show is followed the same format as the ones before it, the release date would have been set around October. The twelve episodes of each of Homelands seasons usually end before the end of the year, about a week and a half before New Years’. However, the 6th season starts in January this time. Therefore, we might get to watch an episode or two of the last season on or after the next Christmas.
Speaking of the show’s upcoming season, you can see the preview for it below:
One of the most esteemed and highly regarded TV shows of our time, Homeland is definitely worth a watch. The amazing talents behind the show add even more to the perfectly paced suspenseful plot. You’ll immediately see why the show has won five Golden Globes. You can find out more about the 4th season of Homeland like the plot, main cast, episode list, and other info in our Homeland Season 4 on Netflix guide. Plus, you can start binge-watching the first four seasons of Homeland on Netflix anytime you want.
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