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RICHMOND, Va. — HOMELAND, an award-winning SHOWTIME drama, will film its seventh seasons in and around Richmond this fall.

“We’re thrilled to bring the production of HOMELAND to the great Commonwealth of Virginia,” HOMELAND Showrunner and Executive Producer Alex Gansa said. “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.”

Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin star in the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning show about the CIA, terrorism, and politics. The show was previously filmed in North Carolina, New York, South Africa, and Berlin.

“We are delighted to welcome this outstanding drama to the Commonwealth,” Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said. “Having hosted shows like Turn: Washington’s Spies, Mercy Street, and now HOMELAND, it is clear that Virginia is a premier television production location.”

Nazanin Boniadi, Claire Danes, Alex Gansa, Mandy Patinkin and Rupert Friend attend a Private Reception And Screening Of Homeland Season 4 on September 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Showtime)

HOMELAND will be eligible to receive a Virginia film tax credit and grant. The amount of the tax credit and grant “will be based on the number of Virginia workers hired, Virginia goods and services purchased, and deliverables including Virginia tourism promotions,” according to the governor’s office.