Potsdam's Dutch Quarter as a film set for successful US serie

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Series fans will certainly remember Claire Danes in "Homeland". In the 5th season of the US series, which was produced entirely in Brandenburg and Berlin, the Dutch Quarter in Potsdam simply became Amsterdam. An easy job for the set builders. All they had to do was paste over a few street signs on the houses from the mid-18th century. Prussian King Frederick William I once had the neighbourhood built for Dutch craftsmen whom he had recruited to expand the garrison city of Potsdam into Prussia.
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  • Häuserzeile im Holländischen Viertel in Potsdam, Foto: TMB-Fotoarchiv Steffen Lehmann
  • Die US-Schauspielerin Claire Danes während der Dreharbeiten zur Serie „Homeland“ im Holländischen Viertel, Foto: Showtime / Fox / Stephan Rabold
  • Foto: Showtime / Fox
  • Holländisches Viertel, Foto: André Stiebitz, Lizenz: PMSG
  • Holländisches Viertel in Potsdam: dient manchmal auch als Kulisse für Amsterdam, Foto:  Steffen Lehmann, Lizenz:  TMB-Fotoarchiv
While the first four seasons of "Homeland", centred around CIA analyst Carrie Mathison, were mainly filmed on the US East Coast in North Carolina, the fifth series moved to Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam, Brandenburg, at the end of 2015.

Homeland

- Genre: Crime thriller, Drama, Mystery

- Description: A bipolar CIA operative is convinced that a prisoner of war has been turned by Al-Qaeda and plans to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.

- Idea: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon

- Country of production: United States

- Distributor/broadcaster: Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Broadcasting (as Keshet), Fox 21, Showtime Networks

- Cast: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Damian Lewis
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Series fans will certainly remember Claire Danes in "Homeland". In the 5th season of the US series, which was produced entirely in Brandenburg and Berlin, the Dutch Quarter in Potsdam simply became Amsterdam. An easy job for the set builders. All they had to do was paste over a few street signs on the houses from the mid-18th century. Prussian King Frederick William I once had the neighbourhood built for Dutch craftsmen whom he had recruited to expand the garrison city of Potsdam into Prussia.
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  • Häuserzeile im Holländischen Viertel in Potsdam, Foto: TMB-Fotoarchiv Steffen Lehmann
  • Die US-Schauspielerin Claire Danes während der Dreharbeiten zur Serie „Homeland“ im Holländischen Viertel, Foto: Showtime / Fox / Stephan Rabold
  • Foto: Showtime / Fox
  • Holländisches Viertel, Foto: André Stiebitz, Lizenz: PMSG
While the first four seasons of "Homeland", centred around CIA analyst Carrie Mathison, were mainly filmed on the US East Coast in North Carolina, the fifth series moved to Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam, Brandenburg, at the end of 2015.

Homeland

- Genre: Crime thriller, Drama, Mystery

- Description: A bipolar CIA operative is convinced that a prisoner of war has been turned by Al-Qaeda and plans to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.

- Idea: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon

- Country of production: United States

- Distributor/broadcaster: Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Broadcasting (as Keshet), Fox 21, Showtime Networks

- Cast: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Damian Lewis
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