Saturday, April 5, 2014

BREAKING. Homeland's 4th season to be filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, to double as the Middle East.

The fourth season of the spy drama Homeland will be filmed in Cape Town in November; Deadline's Nellie Andreeva first reported the news.

With Homeland star Damian Lewis gone after three seasons, declining ratings and critics who have gone lukewarm about the show's storylines, the show is planning a soft reset for the upcoming fourth season.

Production is now planned for Cape Town which will double as a Middle Eastern setting with Claire Danes.

Pre-prodcudtion will start in Cape Town in mid-June and filming will commence in November.

Homeland's executive producer Alex Gansa told Deadline: "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 already filmed in Israel, Morocco and Puerto Rico in past seasons. For the third season of Homeland the show was supposed to film again in Israel but shifted production to Morocco following the civil war in nearby Syria.