Simmering Syrian Conflict Forces Showtime's 'Homeland' to Move Out of Israel
The Showtime series Homeland deals directly with the threat of terrorism in uncertain times. The show's production crew was reminded of the latter recently when the Syrian civil war convinced the cable channel to leave Israel to finish shooting the show's latest season.
A representative from Homeland producers Fox 21 confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that the anticipated shoot in the Tel Aviv area will now take place on Morocco as tensions continue to escalate in the Middle East amid talk of a possible U.S. air strike against the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad....
Homeland has previously filmed in Israel, with parts of the first two seasons shooting in Tel Aviv as well as Barta'a, a small town that straddles the Green Line.
Homeland's third season debuts Sept. 29. The award-winning drama stars Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin.