'Homeland' Will Not Shoot in Israel Because of Syria

Producers of “Homeland” have cancelled plans to film third season scenes in Israel because of concerns about the situation in Syria. Deadline Hollywood reports that the show will use Morocco as a stand-in.

An unnamed Israel-based producer was quoted as calling the switch “frustrating.” The season three series debut is September 29. At a news conference in July, studio executives announced plans to shoot some scenes in Israel as in the previous two years The move is not entirely surprising, since Homeland creators Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff are currently filming another series, FX’s “Tyrant,” in Morocco.