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‘HOMELAND’ Season 7 Will Film in Virginia

July 11, 2017


Showtime and FOX 21 Television Studios announced today that HOMELAND Season 7 filming will take place in Central Virginia this fall.

The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning hit drama series HOMELAND returned to the US when it began production in New York last year, after spending the previous two seasons shooting in South Africa and Berlin. Starring Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe Award winner Claire Danes and Emmy and Tony Award winner Mandy Patinkin, the series has won multiple awards, including eight Primetime Emmys and five Golden Globes.

Alex Gansa, Showrunner and Executive Producer said:

“We’re thrilled to bring the production of HOMELAND to the great state of Virginia. Its cities and neighborhoods and people will surely provide a rich backdrop for our story, and we in turn to aim to provide a small but hopefully significant boost to the local economy.”

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said:

“We are delighted to welcome this outstanding drama to the Commonwealth. The film production industry is a significant economy driver for our Commonwealth. With every new film or television series that comes to Virginia, this thriving industry continues creating jobs, generating tourist activity and building momentum for even more great new projects. Having hosted shows like TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES, MERCY STREET, and now HOMELAND, it is clear that Virginia is a premier television production location, and I look forward to the success of this series here in Virginia.”

Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore said:

“We are pleased to host the production of HOMELAND, and enthusiastic about what a show of this size will contribute to our local economies. The Commonwealth’s film production industry is a fast growing sector of the new Virginia economy, with a total economic impact of almost $616 million, in addition to supporting nearly 4,000 full-time jobs and providing more than $24 million in state and local taxes in 2015. I am confident HOMELAND will contribute millions more to our Virginia businesses, big and small, and provide a good-paying jobs to our industry workers.”

Virginia Film Office Director Andy Edmunds said:

“A television series is a gift that keeps on giving for the production industry in the Commonwealth. A series of HOMELAND caliber and popularity gives twice– both during production and then for years after, in the form of film tourism. Having HOMELAND call the Commonwealth home is another big win for Virginia.”

Produced by FOX 21 Television Studios for Showtime, HOMELAND was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and is based on the original Israeli series “Prisoners of War” by Gideon Raff. Along with Gansa and Howard, the executive producers for Season 7 is Chip Johannessen, Lesli Linka Glatter, Patrick Harbinson, Danes, Michael Klick, Raff, Avi Nir and Ran Telem.

Season 7 will begin filming this fall in the Richmond area and is eligible to receive a Virginia film tax credit and grant. The exact amount will be based on the number of Virginia workers hired, Virginia goods, and services purchased, and deliberate including Virginia tourism promotions.

The Virginia Film Office is part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation, the state agency charged with marketing the state of Virginia. Tourism is an instant revenue generator in Virginia. In 2016, visitors spent $24 billion, supporting nearly 230,000 jobs and contributing $.17 billion in state and local taxes.

HOMELAND season 7 premieres on Showtime in 2018.

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