Though the Homeland crew was scheduled to return to Israel to film parts of the show's third season, Showtime's is moving production to Morocco because of concerns related to the ongoing crisis in Syria, according to a report from Israeli news site Ynet. The move, per one of Ynet's sources, is apparently "frustrating" to Israeli producers, who were told over the weekend of the change. The Israeli production company lost "hundreds of thousands of shekels following" the swap.
Homeland mostly films in North Carolina, but shot portions of both of its previous seasons in Israel. Last year, Israel acted as a stand in for Lebanon. No one is sure how Morocco is going to play into the plot of the third season, which begins on September 29, or whether it might be a replacement for some other country. Knowing Homeland, Morocco might even be masquerading as Syria.