Fans of “Homeland” might not be very happy after listening to the recent update by the franchise that Season 6 has been pushed back to January. At the same time, they have some real good reasons to make whoopee. The show is nearing a deal for a three-season renewal.

For Season 6, however, the highly praised series will return to the U.S. after spending the last two seasons shooting in South Africa and Berlin. “Homeland” Season 6, which will air next year, is all ready to begin filming in New York starting August. The pickup order will take in Season 6, and will keep the Emmy award-winning drama on the air through an eighth season.

Entertainment learned that this year, fans of the show have to manage without any new episode at all.

The sixth season will comprise several months after the events last year, and brings Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) back on American soil and living in Brooklyn, New York. She has started working at an organisation whose efforts are to offer aid to Muslims living in the United States. Season 6 will deal with the after-effects of the U.S. presidential election, with the entire season going on between Election Day and the inauguration.

“It’s a strange, transitional time in the halls of government filled with anxiety and different competing interests, where a very fragile and complex transfer of power takes place between the outgoing president and the incoming president-elect,” as confirmed by Showtime and reported by Independent.

Everything else about the production remains very few and far between, but this piece of good news is enough to excite fans who have been waiting for some concrete news about “Homeland’s” next installment.

In the meantime, the three-season surprise does raise a question about the continuation of “Homeland”. Showtime president David Nevins says the show’s format helps its sustainability for many years to come. “It’s quite possible [Gansa] has an end game,” Nevins says. “[But] Homeland is a show that’s constantly reinventing itself, it’s not on a straight character trajectory path since it’s very much about this intelligence world and changes itself pretty dramatically, season to season, so I think this is a show that more than most has an open-ended expiration date.”