Showtime’s ‘Homeland’ comes to Virginia

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WASHINGTON — The award-winning Showtime drama “Homeland” will film its seventh season in central Virginia this fall, and is expected to significantly benefit the local economy.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office said in a statement that the show will be a boon to Virginia’s economy even after it’s over, bringing jobs for locals, but film tourists for years afterwards.

McAuliffe said that Virginia is a prime location for television production, and that this will build momentum for future projects.

The show is eligible for tax credits depending on how much it contributes to Virginia’s economy. The exact tax credit amount would depend on factors including how many local workers are hired and how many local goods and services are purchased.

The popular thriller tells the stories of a Central Intelligence Agency officer with bipolar disorder, among other national security higher-ups. Although “Homeland” is set in Langley, Virginia, its previous filming locations have included Germany and South Africa. “Homeland” has won multiple awards, including eight Primetime Emmys and five Golden Globes.

Season 7 of “Homeland” is expected to premiere in 2018.

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