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'Homeland' films in West Point

'Homeland' films in West Point

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.

At the close of the show’s sixth season, Danes’ character had moved to Washington, D.C., but the real-world location proved difficult to film in, assistant location manager...