Showtime president David Nevins previously told the media that “Homeland” will work on addressing its Muslim extremists’ plots as some Middle Eastern people feel that it is inappropriate to even talk about it, much more turned into a TV series, given the current situation in the region.
By moving to Germany and shifting the series’ focus from the Middle East to Europe, Nevins said that it is part of the answer to the legitimate concerns of some responsible and knowledgeable people in the region.
Nevins said that the show will not stay and focus forever on the US relations in the Muslim world. The series will be ultimately about US foreign policy and American intelligence in the 21st century amid a difficult and trying times in the international intelligence community.
He added that real franchise of “Homeland” is to show the whole world how difficult it is to be America in the 21st century and how tough the choices the country has to make and do so that its decision will redound for the greater good of the majority.
“Homeland” was developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series “Hatufim” (which means “Prisoners of War”) that was created by Gideon Raff.
Claire Danes leads the cast of the show as Carrie Mathison, a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer with bipolar disorder.