Showtime has ordered new seasons of two dramas that are currently in the middle of their respective seasons on the network. The pay cable channel announced today a 12-episode Homeland Season 5 will air on the network in 2015, while a 10-episode second season of the critically acclaimed new series The Affair will also debut next year as well. Homeland has done a fine job of rebooting itself this year while also injecting plenty of those Homeland-esque twists (last night’s episode was particularly “WTF”-inducing), and so I’m pleased to here the further adventures of Claire Danes’ CIA agent Carrie Mathison will continue next year.
As for The Affair, I haven’t yet watched the show but have been hearing very, very good things—especially from our own Allison Keene. The drama stars Ruth Wilson, Dominic West, Maura Tierney, and Joshua Jackson and revolves around the devastating effects of an extramarital affair. The series is told in a uniquely structured fashion that presents two different points of view. Both series are currently airing on Sundays on Showtime. Read the full press release after the jump.