Where Is ‘Homeland’ Filmed? The Surprising Location for Season 8

by Jeremy Spirogis
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In its remaining season, Homeland is taking Carrie (Claire Danes) again to the Middle East and Asia. She’s working her connections in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the present displays their mountainous terrain and bustling city cities. But the sequence isn’t truly filmed in both of these nations. Here’s a breakdown of Homeland’s actual filming places. 

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Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in ‘Homeland’ | Sifeddine Elamine/SHOWTIME

Where is ‘Homeland’ Season Eight set?

Over the final seven seasons, Homeland has taken Carrie Matheson everywhere in the world.  In season 4, she was working belongings in Islamabad, Pakistan, and in season 5, she left the CIA and moved to Berlin, Germany. Last season, Carrie’s leads take her out of Washington and produce her to Moscow, the place she sacrifices her security to save lots of American democracy.  

Now in season 8, after being held captive for six months by Russian intelligence, Carrie returns to the CIA on the behest of her mentor, Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin). Saul is attempting to barter a peace take care of the Taliban, however when he faces pushback from an Afghan common, he asks Carrie to come back in and assist. 

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So for many of season 8, Carrie is in Kabul working her sources inside the Taliban and the Afghan authorities. Afghanistan shares a big border with Pakistan, so Carrie finds herself touring between each nations by street. 

Where was this season of ‘Homeland’ filmed?

The terrain depicted on the sequence this season might cross for Afghanistan or Pakistan, however its truly on one other continent altogether. Most of season Eight of Homeland was filmed within the North African nation of Morocco.

This time round, the present’s model of Afghanistan could look a bit completely different from season 4 — which is when Carrie went to Kabul to show the Taliban chief’s nephew into an asset. And that’s as a result of the fourth season was truly filmed in Cape Town, South Africa. 

But this isn’t the primary time the present filmed in Morocco. Season 6, which was partly set in Abu Dhabi and Israel, was filmed within the Moroccan metropolis of Ouarzazate. With its studios and units, town could be very Hollywood pleasant. Films and TV reveals like Gladiator, The Mummy, and Game of Thrones all had scenes shot in Ouarzazate.

Filming in Morocco wasn’t straightforward

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Homeland showrunner Alex Gansa revealed that the crew bumped into just a few issues whereas filming in Morocco. She stated the nation’s strict legal guidelines on weapons had been a problem due to this season’s navy story arc. 

“There was a lot of on-the-ground drama in Morocco and it proved to be far more difficult to shoot an entire season of a series there than we had anticipated,” Gansa advised the outlet. “The Moroccan government is very particular about anything that you bring into the country. Even if you bring a fake weapon into the country, it has to be registered. So imagine doing big military set pieces and having to register every bullet and account for it. Also, if you’re telling a story in Afghanistan, we want actors who could speak Pashto or Dari. But the Moroccan security services kept us completely safe and everybody got home fine.”

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