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Main Street transformed into a spy’s stomping ground when the television series “Homeland” filmed Monday in downtown West Point.
The cast and crew of “Homeland,” a television political espionage thriller, filmed scenes for the show in the 700 block of Main Street and St. John Episcopal Church. Claire Danes, who plays the series’ protagonist CIA officer Carrie Mathison, was among the team working in West Point. It was the first time West Point has been a filming location, Town Manager John Edwards said.
“It was just too tough to film there. This is much better,” said Coleman, who added that about 90 percent of the upcoming seventh season is being filmed in Virginia.
A portion of Main Street was blocked off filming and given a big city vibe with parking meters and Dash Cash, a fictitious payday loan establishment set up for the show. The crew was busy tending film equipment set up around the street.
Tyler Britt found the scene intriguing, and the Old Dominion University film student tagged along with the crew to observe the filming. He said the experience provided a unique look into the process.