Julia Roberts is the latest Hollywood star to land her own TV series, leading the cast of Amazon Prime Video’s new thriller Homecoming.
The Pretty Woman and Erin Brockovich star will star alongside Sissy Spacek, Bobby Cannavale and Stephan James in the psychological dark drama, which is based on an acclaimed fictional podcast series.
Amazon released the first shots of Roberts as caseworker Heidi Bergman.
What is Homecoming about?
Homecoming is a mind-bending psychological thriller starring Julia Roberts and directed by Sam Esmail.
Heidi Bergman (Roberts) is a caseworker at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center, a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition back to civilian life. Walter Cruz (Stephan James) is one of these soldiers, eager to begin the next phase of his life. Overseeing Heidi and the facility is Colin Belfast (Bobby Cannavale), an ambitious company man whose manic demands point to questionable motives.
Four years later, Heidi has started a new life, living with her mother (Sissy Spacek) and working as a small-town waitress, when a Department of Defense auditor (Shea Whigham) comes to her with questions about why she left the Homecoming facility. Heidi begins to realize that there’s a whole other story behind the story she’s been telling herself.
When is Homecoming released?
Series one of Homecoming will launch on Prime Video this Autumn
Who is the director?
The series comes from the brains behind the mind-bending, Golden Globe-winning sci-fi drama series Mr Robot – Sam Esmail.
What is Homecoming based on?
The series is adapted from the scripted Gimlet Media podcast, which starred Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, Amy Sedaris and David Cross.
Is this Julia Roberts first TV series?
Academy Award-winner Roberts made her TV debut in Crime Story in 1987 and also made memorable appearances in Miami Vice, Friends and Law & Order.
She narrated an episode of the documentary series: Makers: Women Who Make America and starred in the TV film The Normal Heart, which earned her an Emmy nomination.
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