Homeland producers say ISIS ‘too evil’ to be featured in TV series

Homeland usually tries to portray adversaries of the U.S. and humanize them

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The producers of American TV spy drama “Homeland” have decided that they will not produce any episode based on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as the group is too “evil,” the UK’s Daily Mail reported Sunday.

“It's a very good question because Homeland for the last four seasons has tried to portray our adversaries and tried to humanize them,” Alex Gansa, the executive producer of the show said.


“That is very hard to do with ISIS,” Gansa said during the opening night of Paley Fest in Los Angeles.

“It’s very difficult to do because what they are doing on the ground feels so medieval and so horrible that you give them a platform on television I'm a little wary of; to try to make what they are talking about understandable or relatable is very difficult,” he said.

“So we are struggling with that. Maybe this is too soon, Maybe we don't understand them well enough; It may be that they are just too evil to dramatize on television,” he added.

Since 2010, Homeland has been developed by Howard Gordon and Gansa.

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