[07/11/17 - 10:37 AM]
Showtime(R) and Fox 21 Television Studios Bring Emmy(R) Winning Drama "Homeland" to Virginia for Production of Seventh Season
The show's seventh season will premiere on Showtime in 2018.

[via press release from Showtime]


LOS ANGELES - July 11, 2017 - SHOWTIME and Fox 21 Television Studios announced today that the critically acclaimed drama HOMELAND will move to Virginia for production of the show's seventh season. The series will begin filming in Central Virginia this fall. HOMELAND's seventh season will premiere on SHOWTIME in 2018.

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

"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 aim to provide a small but hopefully significant boost to the local economy," commented Alex Gansa, showrunner and executive producer of HOMELAND.

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 Gordon, the executive producers for season seven will be Chip Johannessen, Lesli Linka Glatter, Patrick Harbinson, Claire Danes, Michael Klick, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir and Ran Telem.

"We are delighted to welcome this outstanding drama to the Commonwealth," said Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. "The film production industry is a significant economic 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 good-paying jobs to our industry workers."

Virginia Film Office Director Andy Edmunds noted, "A television series is a gift that keeps on giving for the production industry in the Commonwealth. A series of HOMELAND's 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."

The seventh season of HOMELAND 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 deliverables 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 $1.7 billion in state and local taxes

For more information about HOMELAND please visit www.sho.com/homeland

For information about Virginia tourism, please visit www.virginia.org

For information about Virginia's film production industry, please visit the Virginia Film Office website at www.filmvirginia.org

  [july 2017]  


[03/20/18 - 02:30 PM]
FOX Announces Summer Premiere Dates
New seasons of "Beat Shazam" and "Love Connection" will help kick things off on Tuesday, May 29.

[03/20/18 - 12:16 PM]
"Saints & Sinners" Returns Sunday, April 8 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) on Bounce
Look for new episodes premiering every Sunday night through the season finale on May 27.

[03/20/18 - 10:19 AM]
Video: Syfy Reveals "Nightflyers" Official First Look
The series follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard The Nightflyer - a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain - in the hope of making contact with alien life.

[03/20/18 - 09:56 AM]
Netflix's First Global Original Motor Series, "Fastest Car," Launches on April 6
In each episode, three souped-up "sleeper" cars, tinkered with and lovingly labored on, go head to head with one of the world's most sought-after supercars.

[03/20/18 - 09:28 AM]
TLC's Hit Docu-Series "Long Lost Family" Returns for a Third Season on Sunday, April 8 at 10/9c
This series offers viewers the chance to hear stories from people who have endured a lifetime of separation, and who long to finally be reunited with family members with whom they share an innately deep connection - but who, in many cases, they have never met.

[03/20/18 - 09:16 AM]
New Seasons of Anime Hit Series "FLCL" Crash Land This Summer
Debuting on Adult Swim's popular anime block Toonami, the new seasons bring together members of the original animation team with a whole new generation of creators.

[03/20/18 - 09:00 AM]
Additional Performers and Presenters Announced for the "53rd Academy of Country Music Awards"
Drew Brees, Nancy O'Dell, Rebecca Romijn and Lindsey Vonn have been added as presenters for the ceremony.

[03/20/18 - 08:46 AM]
Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys Star in "The Wine Show" - Premiering on Ovation TV April 18
From a beautiful villa in the Italian countryside, Goode and Rhys set off on a new challenge in every episode, uncovering some of the best wines in the world, and telling the stories that surround them.

[03/20/18 - 08:18 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Tops "American Idol" in Second Showdown
NBC wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/20/18 - 08:00 AM]
All-Star Ensemble Cast Joins Anna Paquin in the Pop Original Television Series "Flack"
The series starts production this week in London.

[03/20/18 - 07:49 AM]
PBA and FOX Sports Announce Multi-Year, Multi-Platform Rights Deal
The package will bring a substantial schedule of live PBA events to television, including prime time events and a new bracket-style, multi-week PBA Playoffs tournament that concludes with a unique PBA championship finale.

[03/20/18 - 07:42 AM]
"Recovery Boys," "Mercury 13" and "Shirkers" to Premiere at the 2018 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
"Mercury 13" is a remarkable story of the women who were tested for spaceflight in 1961 before their dreams were dashed in being the first to make the trip beyond Earth.

[03/20/18 - 07:16 AM]
April Showers Bravo Fans with Back-to-Back Premieres Starting Sunday, April 1
Newly announced to the lineup is "Southern Charm New Orleans" on Sunday, April 15 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/20/18 - 07:04 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Announces "All or Nothing" Banner for Upcoming Global Sports Docuseries
New seasons featuring The Michigan Wolverines, New Zealand All Blacks and Manchester City are due later this year.

[03/19/18 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 19
Updates include: Mira Sorvino to star in "The Code" at CBS; Matt Ryan's John Constantine to become regular on "DC's Legends of Tomorrow"; and Jenna Dewan Tatum is the latest to board FOX's "Mixtape."