‘Homeland’ Season 8 has been filmed all across the world and in multiple locations, and we’re about to tell you which ones.
‘Homeland’ is undoubtedly one of the best spy thriller series out there. The manner in which the writers build drama and suspense is noteworthy and keeps viewers hooked to the show!
- ‘Homeland’ has been filmed all over the world
- Where was ‘Homeland’ Season 8 filmed?
- Is ‘Homeland’ worth-watching?
Originally adapted from the Israeli series titled ‘Prisoners of War’, ‘Homeland’ stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis in the lead. Danes plays Carrie Mathison, a CIA officer with bipolar disorder, and Lewis plays Nicholas Brody, a Marine Corps Scout Sniper.
Nicholas Brody is held captive by Al-Qaeda as a prisoner of war while Claire thinks he has been “turned” by the enemy and poses a threat to the country. With that being the premise of the story, the series dives into themes like Carrie’s personal well-being and dangers looming over the country.
Carrie is at the top of her game regardless of battling bipolar disorder and the actor stunningly portrays her complicated character. Patriotism too has been a recurring theme, with ordinary people making extraordinary sacrifices for their country. Throughout the eight seasons, the cast and crew filmed in multiple locations including the US, Germany, Israel, Morocco, and Hungary. Keep reading because we’re going to tell you all about it!
‘Homeland’ has been filmed all over the world
The Emmy-winning series has filmed across the globe, with previous seasons filming in Charlotte; NC, Morocco, Germany, South Africa among others. The last seven seasons have taken the actors all over the world, as Carrie is seen working assets in Pakistan and then leaves the CIA for Germany.
Season 7 sees Carrie’s lead take her out of Washington and on her way to Moscow. She repeatedly sacrifices her safety to save the country, is held captive by Russian intelligence, and it’s all quite chaotic. All the scenes set in Moscow were actually filmed in the city of Budapest in Hungary!
The newest season saw Carrie working in Kabul with her sources within the Afghan government and the Taliban. She’s often seen travelling to Pakistan during this time since both countries share a large border, but the scenes are filmed elsewhere!
Where was ‘Homeland’ Season 8 filmed?
The eighth season deeply focused on locations like Pakistan and Afghanistan but the cast and crew couldn’t film there. ‘Homeland’ Season 8 was finding its way into Middle Eastern politics so it probably wasn’t advisable to film on location.
The entirety of the season was shot in Morocco, which was depicted as Afghanistan. It marked a return to the country since a lot of season 6 was actually filmed in Ouarzazate, a city in the south-central region of Morocco.
There was a lot of on-ground drama during the ‘Homeland’ Season 8 filming because of the rules and regulations in Morocco. In an interview with “Entertainment Weekly”, showrunner Alex Gansa talked through it all.
“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”,
He said, referring to the fake weaponry the show makes use of.
Is ‘Homeland’ worth watching?
‘Homeland’ is an espionage thriller which is gripping and fast-paced but it is also a depiction of real-world issues. It’s an exaggerated version of the reality, but often, we are unaware of what’s happening in our own world.
Carrie risks everything, her mental health and her personal safety to ensure that the American democracy is intact. Every action has a ripple effect and the show poses questions after questions. It’s Carrie’s obsession with the truth and the fact that there’s an ulterior motive behind everything that appears to be simple.
The storyline is quite controversial but the characters have more problems than the ones in the world they’re trying to save. Brody tries to prove his innocence, Carrie has her own demons, and there’s a cliffhanger in almost every episode. ‘Homeland’ Season 8 had one of the best finales viewers had seen on television! It never gets predictable, always keeps you guessing with twists and turns, and all of them, almost always make sense.
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