It looks like Showtime’s Homeland will be ditching its CIA headquarters — the network announced that season four of the Emmy-winning drama will be filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, which will serve as a stand-in for the Middle East and the temporary home of protagonist Carrie Matheson (Claire Danes).
“We’ve been so lucky to work with one of the best crews in the business for the last three seasons in Charlotte [N.C.],” showrunner and executive producer Alex Gansa said in a statement. “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.”
Season four, which begins production in June, will follow Carrie as she deals with a new, presumably dangerous situation at her CIA station in the Middle East. Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend and Nazanin Boniadi are set to return as Carrie’s fellow CIA agents. Damian Lewis, however, will not be returning. Brody’s ghost haunting Carrie and her daughter would be pretty ridiculous. – Ian Zelaya