RICHMOND, Va. (WVEC) -- Emmy award winning drama HOMELAND is coming to the Commonwealth this Fall.

Governor Terry McAullife announced Tuesday that the critically acclaimed show will head to central Virginia to shoot their seventh season.

"We are delighted to welcome this outstanding drama to the Commonwealth," said Governor McAullife. “The film production industry is a significant economic driver for our Commonwealth. With every new film or television series that comes to Virginia, this thriving industry continues creating jobs, generating tourist activity and building momentum for even more great new projects. Having hosted shows like Turn: Washington’s Spies, Mercy Street, and now HOMELAND, it is clear that Virginia is a premier television production location, and I look forward to the success of this series here in Virginia.”

The show stars Golden Globe Award winner Claire Danes and Emmy Award winner Mandy Patinkin. It was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and is based on the original Israeli series Prisoners of War by Gideon Raff.

“We're thrilled to bring the production of HOMELAND to the great Commonwealth of Virginia,” commented Alex Gansa, Showrunner and Executive Producer of HOMELAND. “Its cities and neighborhoods and people will surely provide a rich backdrop for our story, and we in turn aim to provide a small, but hopefully significant boost to the local economy.”

The seventh season of HOMELAND will begin filming fall 2017 and premiere in 2018.