Showtime and Fox 21 announced today that “Homeland” will begin production in Cape Town, South Africa this summer. Season four will find Carrie Mathison (Claire 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. The series will begin production in mid-June and shoot through November of this year. The network’s No. 1 rated series with an average of seven million weekly viewers, “Homeland’s” fourth season will premiere this fall on Showtime.
“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” tells the story of Carrie Mathison (Danes), a bi-polar CIA officer who plays by her own rules. At the end of last season Carrie, pregnant with the late Brody’s (Damian Lewis) baby, along with her mentor Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin), brought a significant and much-needed win for the agency and country at large. Along with Danes and Patinkin, Rupert Friend will return for season four, along with Nazanin Boniadi, who was recently promoted to a series regular.
The series was developed for American television by Alex Gansa &Howard Gordon, and based on the original Israeli series “Prisoners of War” by Gideon Raff. Along with Gansa, Gordon and Raff, the executive producers for season four are Alexander Cary, Chip Johannessen, Meredith Stiehm, Avi Nir and Ran Telem.