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Homeland to film next season in New York

Long-running TV terrorism drama Homeland will return to the US for its next season, with filming planned for New York.

The news was announced to reporters at a press tour for the Television Critics Association in California. 

Homeland was based in North Carolina for several years, but shortly after the east coast state downgraded its filming incentive the show relocated to Cape Town, largely doubling the South African city for Pakistan. 

Last year Homeland became the first US TV drama series to film an entire season in Germany.

“I don’t think it’s necessarily going to stay [in the US] forever, but there was a strong interest in doing a domestic story,” said David Nevins, head of the Showtime network, in comments to reporters. 

“We are in awe how [showrunner] Alex Gansa and his writers reinvent Homeland every season. It’s exciting to see how they bring it back to the US and reinvent it again.”

Homeland has won acclaim for tackling international terrorism concerns broadly in line with real-world events. The shift back to the US could prove astute now that America’s domestic security is again front-page news.  

New York is one of the top production hubs in the US with a generous 30% filming tax credit, plus added bonuses that specifically incentivise filming outside Manhattan and its wider metropolitan area. 

Marvel has had a major presence in New York City for the past two years since the studio joined forces with Netflix to shoot four superhero TV dramas and a miniseries locally. Daredevil and Jessica Jones have since been launched to great acclaim.       

For more on filming in New York see our production guide.

Image: Stephan Rabold/Showtime