April 04, 2014 9:33am PT by Philiana Ng
'Homeland' to Film in South Africa for Season 4
Homeland is heading to South Africa for season four.
The Showtime drama announced Friday that the Claire Danes drama will begin production in South Africa starting mid-June and shoot through November.
Season four will find Carrie Mathison (Danes) assigned to one of the most volatile and dangerous CIA stations in the Middle East, where she is back on the front lines in the war on terror. Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend and Nazanin Boniadi all return for season four.
“We've been so lucky to work with one of the best crews in the business for the last three seasons in Charlotte,” said Homeland showrunner and executive producer Alex Gansa. “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.”
Homeland has filmed in Israel, Puerto Rico and Morocco over the past several seasons. In season three, production was due to return to Israel for filming but was moved to Morocco instead due to ongoing conflicts in Syria.