The Emmy Award-winning Showtime series Homeland set up camp in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, last month to film a few scenes for its much-anticipated third season.
Film locations in Raleigh included the Supreme Court building and the Historic North Carolina State Capitol building and grounds.
Reigning the cable television world for the past two years, Homeland Season 3's plot deals with the aftermath of the terror attack on the U.S. intelligence team.
There's a global search for Nick Brody (Damian Lewis), broadcasted to be the world's most wanted terrorist. Carrie (Claire Danes) and Saul (Mandy Patinkin) have to pick up the pieces of their shattered professional and personal lives, as well as work with the political and media fallout surrounding the terror attack and Brody's manhunt.
The award-winning Homeland is set in Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia, but the filming locations used in the series are mostly in and around Charlotte, North Carolina.
The deep network of local crews and film professionals has made North Carolina attractive to the producers of Homeland. "Everything we use is local, from camera gear to the electrical equipment to cars rented from the local Enterprise to local buildings and set dressing," says Homeland co-executive producer Michael Klick. Mr. Klick himself spends at least seven months of the year in Charlotte working on the series.
"When it's a series, North Carolina is where you live. When it's a feature film, you come in and then you go," shared North Carolina Film Office Director Aaron Syrett.
Homeland is currently one of the hottest series on television and cable network. Its highly-anticipated Season 3 is scheduled to premiere on Sunday, Sept. 29.
For information on casting for Homeland, visit the Homeland Casting Facebook page.
For information on filming in North Carolina, visit the North Carolina Film Office.
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