Homeland is an award-winning American TV show falling under the categories of Crime, Mystery, and Drama on IMDB. It’s based on an Israeli TV series called Prisoners of War and is developed by Fox 21 Television Studios. This article will present the availability of Homeland on Netflix plus the main cast, release dates for upcoming seasons, and trivia.
Homeland on Netflix
Release Date on Netflix: June 1st, 2013
Directors: Lesli Linka Glatter, Michael Cuesta, Daniel Attias, Clark Johnson, Keith Gordon, Seith Mann, Alex Graves, and others.
Runtime: 55 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%
Starring the very talented Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend, Damian Lewis, and Morena Baccarin, Homeland tells the story of Carrie Mathison, a CIA operative suffering from bipolar disorder. She suspects Al-Qaeda has corrupted an American prisoner of war and they are about to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil. The TV show walks us through Carrie’s struggles to identify the prisoner in question and stop his terrorist attacks in season 1.
Subsequent seasons show Carrie’s fight to defend the integrity and safety of her home land. Season 2 walks us through highly dangerous situations both on US territory and abroad. Season 3 opens up with Carrie being blamed for CIA’s failures during the previous year and ends with her accepting to become a CIA station chief in Turkey. Season 4 is the most action-packed and ends on a high note: Carrie reuniting with her mother. You can find out more about the 4th season of Homeland (plot, main cast, episode list, and other info) in our Homeland Season 4 on Netflix guide.
The events unraveling in seasons 5 and 6 take place about 2 years after the end of season 4. In season 5, Carrie is head of security for a charitable foundation, while season 6 shows us she is back home and working to help Muslims in the US.
Although no precise release dates have been announced for the next two seasons, IMDb mentions season 7 of Homeland is set to come out in 2018, and season 8 – in 2019. You can see the teaser trailer for Homeland season 7 here:
- Fans found Claire Danes portrays bipolar disorder too well to be acting and wrote multiple times requesting time off for the main actress.
- Danes spent time with CIA officers, requested the help of author Julie Fast who has bipolar disorder, and watched videos of people affected by this disorder to prepare for this role.
- The name of the CIA agent was changed from Claire to Carrie when Claire Danes accepted the role.
- The opening credits contain photos of Claire Danes herself as a child.
- Damian Lewis got the part of Nicholas Brody over the phone and without even auditioning for it; producers were taken aback by his performance in Keane and decided Damian needs to be in Homeland.
Is Homeland on Netflix?
Seasons 1 to 5 of Homeland are available on Netflix Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and UK.
Seasons 1 to 4 of Homeland are available on Netflix Argentina, Aruba, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Note: unfortunately, Homeland is not available on Netflix US. However, if you’re from the US, you can still find the first 6 series of Homeland on the Netflix DVD subscription service. Season 6 arrived on DVD in February 2018.
One of the most esteemed and highly regarded TV shows of our time, Homeland is definitely worth a watch. You can start binge-watching the first five or more seasons of Homeland on Netflix depending on your location. And if you’re from the US, you can always rent the DVD.