Charlotte Shines in Showtime's HomelandCharlotte skyline Millions of people have a standing date with Carrie Mathison. From the comfort of the couch, they share the rush of her life on the precipice as a rogue CIA agent. They follow her to an upscale cigar bar, a city park, a bustling airport and dozens of other evocative places. Homeland, Showtime’s Golden Globe- and Emmy-studded series, holds that Carrie’s stomping grounds are in Washington, D.C., and its suburbs, but the settings belong to the Charlotte area. Cutter’s Cigar Bar, Freedom Park and Charlotte Douglas International Airport are among the places that make the city appealing to producers. In addition to visiting these filming sites, you can explore restaurants such as Nolen Kitchen and Good Food on Montford as well as other spots that appeal to stars Claire Danes (Carrie) and Damian Lewis (Nicholas Brody). As Wilmington knows from Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill and Revolution, fans love to experience what lends a popular series a sense of place. Start planning your Homeland journey and also discover other jewels in the Queen City’s crown. If you’re lucky you’ll be there as the cameras roll.