Hit TV show ‘Homeland’ to film in Israel

US show based on Israel's 'Hatufim' to use Israel as backdrop for scenes in new season.

March 15, 2012 18:03
The cast of Homeland

The cast of Homeland 370. (photo credit: Reuters)


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The popular Showtime series Homeland will film part of its new season in Israel.

Homeland, starring Claire Danes as a CIA operations officer, is based on the Israeli show Hatufim (Prisoners of war.)

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The second season of Homeland is set to premiere Sept. 30. Part of the first season also was filmed in Israel.

The show tells the story of an American soldier released from captivity in Iraq and a CIA officer who suspects him of becoming a spy for al-Qaida.

Homeland won best television drama at the Golden Globes and was named best new TV series at the Writers Guild of America awards.

Danes, who was in Israel last year to film scenes for an earlier season of Homeland , told chat show host Conan O’Brien later in the year that Tel Aviv is “the most intense party town” she’d ever been to, where “the bars are hoppin’.”

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