Homeland Season 7: Where Will It Be Set?

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Homeland has been renewed for Season 7 for quite some time now, but details about the new episodes have been scarce ... until now. 

Homeland Season 6 marked a return to home soil for the series and was set in New York City.

Carrie at a Meeting - Homeland Season 6 Episode 12

The series will move production to Central Virginia for Season 7, meaning that it will be staying in the U.S. for the second consecutive season. 

On the casting front, Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Elizabeth Marvel and Linus Roache are all returning for the new batch of episodes. 

It's not clear at this stage whether F. Murray Abraham will be making a comeback. 

“We’re thrilled to bring the production of Homeland to the great state of Virginia,” revealed showrunner/exec producer Alex Gansa in a statement.

Carrie Wearing a Badge - Homeland

“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.”

The series will go into production later this year, but a premiere date is yet to be determined. There's a good chance it will return in January 2018. 

With the series moving to Virginia, it will be eligible to receive a film tax credit and grant from the state. For long-running series, tax credits and grants are a good thing. 

Dar is Worried about Quinn - Homeland

Older shows notoriously carry larger budgets due to the tenure of the talent, and license fees. 

"We are delighted to welcome this outstanding drama to the Commonwealth,” said Virginia Gov. 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.”

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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