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'Homeland' to drop Trump allegories in next season

'Homeland' to drop Trump allegories in next season
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Showtime's espionage thriller "Homeland" will discontinue its President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report MORE allegories next year in what its showrunner says will be its final season.

Alex Gansa told Entertainment Weekly in an interview published Thursday that the show will seek to get back to its roots in its eighth season, with a heavier focus on foreign intelligence than political plots. 

"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," Gansa said. "We’ll tell a very contained story, hopefully in Israel."

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The show's sixth season, which was written during the 2016 presidential race, featured the election of the first female U.S. president, Elizabeth Keane. 

Keane, played by Elizabeth Marvel, is portrayed as having authoritarian tendencies in season seven, which primarily takes place in Washington, D.C.

“Keane is not Trump and Trump is not Keane,” Gansa told The Hill in February, but the two “share similar issues.”

“I don’t believe we’d be telling the story in Washington, D.C., if Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: Bolton tells Russians 2016 meddling had little effect | Facebook eyes major cyber firm | Saudi site gets hacked | Softbank in spotlight over Saudi money | YouTube fights EU 'meme ban' proposal Dems lower expectations for 'blue wave' Election Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout MORE had been elected president,” he added.

While Gansa says that season eight will be the last for "Homeland," Showtime has yet to confirm whether it intends to push for another season.