Showtime is getting ready to launch the fourth season of “Homeland,” and thanks to that, there are at least a few details coming in now about some various odds and ends … including what is the desired location for producers to go and shoot some new scenes of the drama.
So this time around, the show is abandoning its previous station in North Carolina, and heading overseas for almost the majority of the filming process. Sources confirm that Cape Town, South Africa has been chose to be the location of choice for Carrie’s newest adventures in the Middle East. (South Africa will substitute for a part of the volatile region.) Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend, and Nazanin Boniadi are all expected to join her starting in June, and filming will continue there until November.
In a statement confirming this big production shift, “Homeland” showrunner Alex Gansa had the following to say:
“We’ve been so lucky to work with one of the best crews in the business for the last three seasons in Charlotte … We knew going into season four that we would need to move the production overseas to tell the story of Carrie returning to the Middle East as chief of station. We are thrilled to have found a new home in Cape Town and look forward to getting season four production off the ground.”
We like the idea of “Homeland” getting a fresh start in the wake of everything that happened with Nicholas Brody, but we hope that they really find a way to make everything that happened relevant, while at the same time also bringing something new and exciting to the table. That’s the challenge when you are doing something like this, as you have to balance out the past and the future.
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