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Claire Danes arrives in Israel to film second season of Homeland

Danes and Mandy Patinkin arrive in Israel on Wednesday, ahead of scheduled filming; acclaimed Showtime series is based on Israel’s ‘Hatufim.’


Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, the stars of the Showtime series Homeland, arrived in Israel on Wednesday, where the hit show will film parts of its second season.

Claire Danes

Claire Danes

The Showtime series is based on an Israeli television series called “Hatufim” (Kidnapped), which chronicles the lives of IDF soldiers held in enemy captivity.

In it, Claire Danes plays a CIA operations officer who follows a U.S. Marine suspected of spying for al-Qaida.

The show’s first season earned glowing reviews from critics.

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