'Homeland' leaving Middle East location for season five

Drama is set to pick up two years after last season's finale, with the cast newly based in Germany.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 27, 2015 21:20
Claire Danes

Actress Claire Danes . (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Showtime's hit series 'Homeland' will began shooting its fifth season in Germany, the network said in a statement on Monday, departing from its signature Middle-Eastern setting.

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The drama is set to pick up two years after last season's finale, with the cast newly based in Europe. The Emmy-Award-winning show will begin production this summer at Berlin's Babelsberg studios, ahead of its fall 2015 airing date. 

Last season was shot in South Africa as a stand in for Pakistan, where the plot was set. 

'Homeland,' starring Claire Danes as a CIA operations officer, is based on the Israeli show Hatufim (Prisoners of War.) Parts of the first and second seasons of the program were filmed in Israel.

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