Trivia / Homeland

  • Actor Allusion:
    • In the Season 3 episode "The Yoga Play", the agent who has been listening in on Dana and Leo's conversations tells Carrie that it's just "Romeo and Juliet". Carrie replies "you do know how Romeo and Juliet ends, do you?" Of course, Claire Danes does know how it ends.
    • In "State of Independence," Saul is questioned by authorities in Beirut; when one of them examines his passport, he asks whether "Berenson" is a Jewish name, and Saul replies it's an American name. In the Criminal Minds episode "Lessons Learned," a Guantanamo Bay inmate asks the same question of Mandy Patinkin's character, Jason Gideon, and Gideon gives the same answer.
  • California Doubling:
    • Charlotte, North Carolina, doubles as DC and Northern Virginia. That is why so many cars lack front-mounted plates; NC does not require it.
    • Tel Aviv doubles as Beirut in the first two eps of Season 2, as one of the show's exec producers is Israeli and barred from Lebanon as a result. The Lebanese government were not happy about the latter's portrayal.
    • Cape Town, South Africa doubles as Islamabad and rural Pakistan in Season 4.
  • The Danza: David Harewood plays David Estes.
  • Dawson Casting: Morena Baccarin, 31 at the time of filming, has a 16-year-old daughter in the show. She's supposed to be around the same age as Brody, who is played by the 40 year-old Damian Lewis.
  • Fake American: Damian Lewis, a Brit, as Sergeant Brody. David Harewood, another Brit, as Estes. Rupert Friend, yet another Brit, as Quinn.
  • Fake Nationality: Suraj Sharma and Nimrat Kaurnote  are Indian and Shavani Seth is a Brit of Afro- and Indo-Caribbean descent, all playing Pakistanis.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Brody was initially supposed to die at the end of the season, but Damian Lewis' performance was so good the ending was rewritten.
    • Laura Fraser, also known as Lydia Rodarte-Quayle, was originally cast as Jessica before replaced by Morena Baccarin.
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