The new TV series ‘Tyrant’ is already being accused of peddling in Middle Eastern stereotypes. The show is definitely over-the-top — but that doesn’t mean it’s anti-Arab.
(Reuters) - The Israeli co-creator of hit spy thriller television series “Homeland” believes his native country should become a prime location for U.S. television shows about the Middle East and is working hard to make this happen.
We’ve seen Tel Aviv stand in for Beirut in screenwriter Gideon Raff’s smash Showtime hit “Homeland” (based on his Israeli series “Hatufim”). Now, in his new series, “Dig,” we’re going to see Jerusalem stand in for… well, Jerusalem.