The eighth and last season of the “Homeland” series will return to Morocco, shooting in southern Morocco this time.
By Amal El Attaq
After filming the sixth season in Rabat and its surroundings, especially in Sale, Tamesna, Temara, and Skhirat, Homeland will move to the south of Morocco this time.
According to TVline, the series’ 12 episodes will use Afghan decorations on set. This season returns to the scene of its fourth season, also set in Afghanistan. At the time, Homeland had filmed the Afghan scenes in Cape Town, South Africa.
Carrie Mathison (played by Claire Danes), Homeland’s heroine, “is about to say goodbye to spectators in an eighth and final season that will air on Showtime from next June,” TVline reported.
According to the outlet, the series’ producers also considered Israel as a filming location for the eighth season. However, the production team reviewed its plans and decided to relocate for security reasons.
The Saharan city of Ouarzazate has been a filming location for multiple movies and television series, including “The Mummy,” “Gladiator,” and “Lawrence of Arabia.” The award-winning hit series “Game of Thrones” also includes scenes shot in the desert surrounding Ouarzazate.
Colombian film director Ciro Guerra also led his crew to Ouarzazate, “Morocco’s Hollywood,” and Marrakech to shoot his “Waiting for the Barbarians” movie, starring Johnny Depp and Robert Pattinson, Mark Rylance, and Joe Alwyn.