Category: Alex Gansa

Howard Gordon & Alex Gansa Ink Big Overall Deal With Sony Pictures Television Studios

Howard Gordon & Alex Gansa Ink Big Overall Deal With Sony Pictures Television Studios:

Interesting. Thank to Julie for the tip! 

WGA Awards 2019: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?,’ ‘Eighth Grade’ Win Screenplay Awards

WGA Awards 2019: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?,’ ‘Eighth Grade’ Win Screenplay Awards:

Alex Gansa took home the award for episodic drama at the WGAs over the weekend for “Paean to the People.” 

Writers Guild Awards Announces 2019 TV Nominees

Writers Guild Awards Announces 2019 TV Nominees:

Alex Gansa was nominated for a WGA award for episodic drama for writing that abyss of hopelessness, “Paean to the People.” 

The Surreal World: TV Delves Into Paranoia, Anxiety and Misinformation

The Surreal World: TV Delves Into Paranoia, Anxiety and Misinformation:

Interesting article about a new wave of TV shows highlighting paranoia, mental illness, and characters’ relationships with an increasingly broken world. Homeland is mentioned and Alex Gansa says:

Even back then, 10 years after 9-11, we felt that [Carrie’s] bipolar condition really mirrored what was happening in the United States in terms of how polarized the country had become. But that just pales in comparison to the way things are now.

This kinda feeds into this thought I’ve had in the last few months, about Carrie being a hero trying to save a world that is profoundly broken. 

‘Homeland’ will end with season 8, Showtime confirms

‘Homeland’ will end with season 8, Showtime confirms:

What we had all predicted around here but lacked official (i.e., Showtime-provided) confirmation of is now clear. Season 8 will be the show’s last and will premiere in June 2019. Principal production on season 8 is set to begin in January. 

Gansa’s official statement:

Homeland has been the most joyful and rewarding experience of my career. Not many have been as lucky as me — partnered with the miraculous Claire Danes, supported to the ends of the earth by Fox and Showtime, and working in the company of some of the most gifted writers, actors, and filmmakers in the business. I am sad to see the journey coming to an end, but it is time.

Additional background and fodder: per David Nevins, Claire and Alex said that they wanted season 8 to be the last and he asked them to sleep on it. Cue the strange PR strategy during Claire’s Pod Tour of America. David Nevins was also adamant during the executive session at the TCAs that the show is not being canceled but rather coming to its natural conclusion. (For the show’s flagship series for the last eight years, this distinction makes sense. Apparently he also made a Dexter/lumberjack joke.)

Exclusive: ‘Homeland’ showrunner reveals ‘final season’ shakeup plan

Exclusive: ‘Homeland’ showrunner reveals ‘final season’ shakeup plan:

Hello! We missed this, from a few days ago. AG says:

[Season 7 arranges] all the pieces on the chessboard to make that a proper finale for the story we’ve been telling. We get to play this last season in D.C with the intention of taking us overseas for one last chapter. Season 8 will be overseas somewhere. We get to play a story with larger national stakes in season 7 and we’ll go back to a smaller intelligence-based season in 8. We get to pull out all the stops this year and then get to the emotional heart of things in season 8. We’re going to start fresh in season 8 and probably do a fairly big time jump between 7 and 8 and put any Trump parallels behind us. We’ll tell a very contained story, hopefully in Israel.

Showtime not confirming that season 8 is the last one is giving me horror flashbacks to the earlier days of this blog when we’d all wait anxiously for renewal news. MY HOW TABLES TURN. 

(Also re: above this sorta changes my opinion that Carrie is gonna be “captured” by the Russians in the finale because that doesn’t really seem like something you’d do a big time jump away from. But this super duper confirms my belief that we saw the last Carrie/Franny scene in “Clarity.”)

I can’t believe Homeland is trying to educate ME about memes. 

I can’t believe Homeland is trying to educate ME about memes. 

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Nothing here is actually that “secret” or new except Gansa says…

Nothing here is actually that “secret” or new except Gansa says that he had told Rupert Quinn was going to die at the end of season 5 but Rupert didn’t want to die until the end of season 6.

Ok. That sounds fake, but ok.

findmyrupertfriend: New and fantastic pics fr…

findmyrupertfriend:

New and fantastic pics from @daylightkaty and her friend who took many of these pics and is on IG: thelearnedcat.

Thanks so, so much, ladies! 

PS The body language in the second pic with Gansa’s shoulders up while Rupert is, like, “um, I’m trying really hard to take you seriously,” is amusing me greatly.

And no eyecontact while he is talking to G-man.