As last season drew to a close, Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), pregnant with the late Brody's (Damian Lewis) baby, got promoted to a new post overseas, while Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) contemplated his future outside of the CIA.
Season 4, filmed entirely on location in South Africa, finds Carrie assigned to one of the most volatile and dangerous CIA stations in the Middle East, where she is back on the front lines in the war on terror.
Along with Danes and Patinkin, Rupert Friend returns for Season 4, along with Tracy Letts, Nazanin Boniadi and Laila Robins who are series regulars.
Produced by Fox 21, the series was developed for American television by Alex Gansa & Howard Gordon, and based on the original Israeli series Prisoners of War by Gideon Raff.
Along with Gansa, Gordon and Raff, the executive producers for season four are Alexander Cary, Chip Johannessen, Meredith Stiehm, Avi Nir, Ran Telem and Lesli Linka Glatter.