Homeland heads to Cape Town

Production on the fourth season of Homeland will begin in South Africa this summer.



The Showtime series, based on the Israeli drama Hatufim (Prisoners of War), will start shooting in Cape Town in mid-June and continue until November.

The series will debut on the premium cable channel this autumn.

Season four finds Carrie, played by Claire Danes, assigned to one of the most volatile and dangerous CIA stations in the Middle East where she is back on the front line in the war on terror.

The series, produced by Fox 21, was developed for US television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and is based on the Israeli series 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.