Thursday, September 11, 2014

Season 4 Primer

Well, I hope everyone had a good holiday weekend ( it was Labor Day weekend in the US). Homeland ran into the buzzsaw that was Breaking Bad at the Emmy's this year and did not win any of its four nominations, but that's OK, Breaking Bad is an excellent show as well. Showtime released its Season 4 Primer of Homeland that combined a recap of the first three seasons with an explanation of why Brody's part of the story had to end. One of the executive producers of the show, Alex Gansa, said he was on set in Charlotte for the final episode of season 3 to watch Carrie draw a star on the CIA memorial wall and felt it was a good way to send Brody out. Remember that Season 4 premiers Sunday October 5, 2014. Thanks again to Mr. Gansa for the shoutout to Charlotte.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Homeland Season 4 to move to South Africa

If you have not already heard, Homeland is moving its primary filming location for season 4 from Charlotte to Cape Town South Africa.  Producers said they need a foreign location to place Carrie in her new role as Chief of Station for a CIA location in the Middle East. While this announcement came out back in April, I have been told some scenes may still be filmed in Charlotte from some people that worked on the show last year. If this is indeed the case, they have not informed the company that does extra's casting.  Tona B. Dahlquist Casting has a Facebook page for homeland casting and has posted that filming for this season will not be in Charlotte. Show Runner Alex Gansa said "we've been so lucky to work with one of the best crews in the business for the last three seasons in Charlotte."  We will have to wait and see how this pans out. Shooting for season 4 is set to being in South Africa in June.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

RIP James Rebhorn -- ‘Homeland’ Actor Dies At 65

James Rebhorn, who played Carrie Mathison's Father on Homeland, died on March 21 after battling melanoma he was 65. Rebhorn's agent said in a statement that he had been diagnosed with the cancer in 1992 and was surrounded by his family in his last days.  Rebhorn's character in homeland had the same bipolar disorder as Carrie's character and was frequently shown helping Carrie cope as she struggled to deal with manic episodes. Rebhorn had 40 year carrier as a character actor and his talents will be missed. Our thoughts prayers go out to his family and  friends.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Some Season 4 News

I know everyone was shocked when Brody was killed at the end of season 3!! Could he be back for more? Not according to show producers. Brody will not some how slither out of this one. The show plans a "big reset" for season 4. Read all about it here! This might be the last year we see Homeland in Charlotte, because the tax incentive used to lure the show here expire on January 1, 2015!!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Season 3 Finale

The finale of season three of Homeland wrapped up almost all of the shows existing plot lines- EVEN BRODY"S!!! The downside for me is that there were no new locations for me to introduce to finish up the season. Most of the episode took place on location in Morocco (Serving as Iran) just like the last episode. Saul and Dar have waffles at Walter's Waffles which is really the Circle G Diner on Rozelles Ferry Road in Charlotte. The Circle G has now appeared in all three seasons of Homeland. Use all the search feature of the blog to find other times it has been shown. Well, since this is the last episode of the season the post will probably be fewer and far between, but as news comes out about season 4, I will post it here!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Brody is the "Big Man in Tehran"

The name of episode eleven of season three is "Big Man in Tehran" and as the title suggests most of the episode takes place at a location outside of Charlotte. Because of the unrest in Syria, the team moved the middle east locations from Israel to Morocco and that is where most of this episode was filmed. Morocco has a film makers incentive program similar to what North Carolina offers to draw film makers to our state. Just one more episode of season three left, so I will post any new Charlotte locations here next week if any are shown.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Brody and Team in the Iraqi Desert

Brody and his team make it to the Iraqi desert near the Iranian border at the beginning of episode ten of season three. These scenes are filmed on location at a private rock quarry outside of Charlotte, NC. This is really the only new location during this episode as most of the time is spent in the desert setting. The other locations are the same as ones used in previous episodes.