Julia Roberts strikes two-season Amazon TV deal with 'Homecoming'

Oceane Deschanel
Julho 21, 2017

The project drew a lot of interest in early June after it was reported that the movie star was in talks to headline the series.

Amazon confirmed to The Times the acquisition of the half-hour drama, directed and executive produced by "Mr. Robot" creator Sam Esmail, with a two-season, straight-to-series order. Amazon Studios will take worldwide rights and will make the show available via its Prime Video service around the world.

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Homecoming arrives as a television drama, described as a political thriller, based on a popular podcast from Gimlet Media. The show focuses on a caseworker at a secret government facility, her supervisor, and a soldier; in the podcast, some of the workers at the facility are desperate to get out and rejoin civilian life.

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The show is based on a podcast of the same name, which featured stars such as Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac and David Schwimmer. - Whether those character names carry over to the television series remains to be seen.

Julia Roberts' upcoming drama series Homecoming has nabbed a two-season order by Amazon.

Homecoming is just getting started as a television project and it could be a while before we know when to expect its arrival on Amazon Prime.

This article was updated with new information from its original form.

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