Homeland is shifting production bases for its upcoming fourth season.
After being largely produced on location in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the past three seasons, Showtime and Fox 21 have announced that the fourth season of Homeland will be shot on location in Cape Town, South Africa, with production set to commence in June. The region has a booming television industry and Cape Town has previously been home to such productions as Strike Back, 24: Redemption and the Syfy pilot Dominion.
In addition, Showtime has released the first confirmed plot details about season four. The 12 episode fourth season will see 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. Despite his character, Saul Berenson, being passed over for the role of CIA Director, Mandy Patinkin is confirmed to be returning as a series regular for the new season. Also returning for season four is Nazanin Boniadi, who was promoted to a series regular last month.
“We’ve been so lucky to work with one of the best crews in the business for the last three seasons in Charlotte,” said 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.”