Showtime's television series hit ‘Homeland’ was filming in uptown Thursday.
Production trucks were parked outside the Marriott hotel on W. Trade Street Thursday morning and remained outside the hotel in the afternoon.
The conspiracy thriller, which was filmed throughout the Charlotte area for the first season, won a Golden Globe award for best drama. The show’s star, Claire Danes, won best actress in a TV series drama as well.
Filming for the second series has already started throughout the Charlotte area. A member of the production crew told NewsChannel 36 they will be filming in Charlotte through October.
Filming will be put on hold for two weeks during the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena in September, the crew member said.
‘Homeland’ is Showtime's highest-rated first-year drama in the network's history, drawing 4.4 million viewers in its debut.
Charlotte was chosen as the site of filming because of low costs, tax breaks and its resemblance to suburban Washington, D.C. where the series is set. A house near SouthPark Mall is the home of Lewis' character.
'Homeland' crews have also filmed in Mooresville, which doubled for a Mexican town, in Concord and Lake Norman.