America’s Sweetheart is heading to TV — or at least streaming — with the new psychological thriller series “Homecoming.”
Entertainment Weekly just posted some first look photos, with the series following Roberts as Heidi, a Homecoming Transition Support Center caseworker who helps recently returned soldier Walter (Stephan James) transition to everyday life after deployment. “But as the pair get closer, Heidi begins to realize that Homecoming has much more nefarious motives than simply helping these soldiers.”
The series was adapted from the podcast “Homecoming,” but with some new twists. Amazon already ordered two seasons, with “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail directing all of the first 10 episodes and executive producing the series.
The stellar cast includes Bobby Cannavale, Sissy Spacek, Shea Whigham, and — in a “My Best Friend’s Wedding” reunion — Dermot Mulroney playing Roberts’ boyfriend.
Sam Esmail talked to EW about his ambition for this series:
“To me, there’s something about these old-school thrillers. I’m talking about the Hitchcock thrillers where it was just about people and not about CGI. It wasn’t about spectacle, but about flawed people doing flawed things and going down a road you didn’t think you were gonna go down, and being surprised at every turn. That is what we hope this show does.”
Check out the first three photos — showing Roberts seeming shocked by something; Roberts and Stephan James in a therapy session, and Sam Esmail directing Bobby Cannavale:
“Homecoming” will stream on Amazon Prime Video, but no release date has been announced at this time.
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