'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 TrumpBill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a 'profound mistake' ACLU says planned national emergency declaration is 'clear abuse of presidential power' O'Rourke says he'd 'absolutely' take down border wall near El Paso if he could 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 ClintonO’Rourke heading to Wisconsin amid 2020 speculation The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Lawmakers scramble as shutdown deadline nears Exclusive: Biden almost certain to enter 2020 race 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.