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Amazon’s Homecoming has already been confirmed for a second season, however when it returns, it will achieve this with out Julia Roberts.

The psychological thriller, which is predicated on the hit podcast of the identical, explores a sinister company providing remedy to troopers in search of to transition again to civilian life. First launched in 2016, a mutual love of the audio introduced Julia Roberts and Mr. Robotic creator Sam Esmail collectively to supply a TV remake, with Roberts enjoying Heidi, a caseworker on the Homecoming Transitional Help Middle.

Season 1 noticed her attempt to assist Walter Cruz (Stephan James), a soldier keen to start the subsequent part of his life, however 4 years later, we discover her working miles away in a restaurant, visited by a Division of Protection auditor (Shea Whigham) with questinos about why she left.

However Roberts, who made his first foray into TV for the venture, solely signed a one-year appearing contract for the collection, regardless of the two-season order given by Amazon. That signifies that Heidi’s story will not be continued additional, though it doesn’t rule out different forged members, reminiscent of Bobby Cannavale (who performs Heidi’s boss, Colin) or James, reprising their roles. Deadline reviews that each are more likely to be again, together with probably Whigham’s auditor and Hong Chau, who appeared on the finish as Audrey, an assistant for Homecoming institute’s father or mother firm, Geist.

Esmail and Roberts have been upfront about deviating from the podcast once they spoke to us final yr concerning the collection.

“I think when we took on the task of adapting this, it was a conscious decision to say ‘The podcast is great, but we are doing our own thing’. That included casting it in a different way and we also deviated from the storyline in a significant way in the TV show. We didn’t want the comparison, because again, we loved the podcast, that’s the reason we wanted to make it as a TV show, but we didn’t want to imitate the podcast. We wanted to create our own new thing out of it,” defined Esmail.

Whereas new characters and storylines are explored, although, Roberts will stay an government producer on the undertaking. She lately acquired a Golden Globe nomination for Greatest Efficiency by an Actress in a Drama for the programme. Season 1 is accessible on Amazon Prime Video. Learn our evaluation right here.

Homecoming is accessible to observe on-line on Amazon Prime Video as a part of a £5.99 month-to-month subscription.

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Sissy Spacek joins Amazon’s Homecoming collection

fifth April 2018

Sissy Spacek has joined the forged of Amazon’s Homecoming collection.

The present, which is produced by Mr. Robotic’s Sam Esmail, is predicated on Gimlet Media’s podcast of the identical identify and follows a caseworker at a secret authorities facility (Julia Roberts) and younger army veteran (Stephan James) trying to rejoin civilian life.

Now, the present has acquired one other Oscar-winning actor to hitch Roberts within the type of Spacek. A veritable Hollywood legend, her profession dates all th eway again Brian De Palma’s Carrie, taking in roles alongside the best way that vary from Coal Miner’s Daughter and Badlands to HBO’s Huge Love and Netflix’s Bloodline.

Spacek will have a recurring position within the collection as Ellen, the mom of Heidi, Roberts’ character. She is described by Selection as “no-nonsense, somewhat crabby, but fiercely protective of her daughter”.

She joins a rising ensemble that features Bobby Cannavale as Colin, the “ambitious off-site supervisor of the Homecoming Initiative”, Alex Karpovsky as a Craig, who works at Homecoming and coaches shoppers via real-life situations, and Dermot Mulroney, who will play Anthony, Heidi’s boyfriend.

 

Dermot Mulroney and Alex Karpovsky be a part of Amazon’s Homecoming collection

10th March 2018

Dermot Mulroney and Alex Karpovsky are the newest to hitch Amazon’s Homecoming collection.

The present, which is produced by Mr. Robotic’s Sam Esmail, is predicated on Gimlet Media’s podcast of the identical identify. The fictional audio drama is a psychological thriller that follows a caseworker at a secret authorities facility and a soldier eager to return to the civilian world.

The podcast was created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg, with each on writing duties and Esmail on the helm. It stars Julia Roberts as Heidi, a caseworker at a secret authorities facility, Stephan James (Photographs Fired) because the younger army veteran with a fairly sense of humour assigned to her, and Bobby Cannavale will play Colin Belfast, the “ambitious off-site supervisor of the Homecoming Initiative”.

They’ll be joined by Women veteran Karpovsky as a collection common. He’ll play Craig, who works at Homecoming and coaches shoppers via real-life situations, utilizing his years of improv coaching. Karpovsky will subsequent be seen in Jason Reitman’s The Entrance Runner, alongside Hugh Jackman and J.Okay. Simmons.

Additionally signing up this week is Dermot Mulroney, who will reunite together with his My Greatest Pal’s Wedding ceremony co-star to play Anthony, Heidi’s boyfriend. A recurring visitor star within the collection, he’s wanting to please but in addition described as a bit needy and turns into annoyed by Heidi’s lack of consideration to him.

That is not his first reunion with Roberts: additionally they starred alongside one another within the 2013 movie model of August: Osage County. Mulroney was most just lately seen in The Mountain Between Us.

 

Bobby Cannavale to co-star in Amazon’s Homecoming

1st December 2017

Bobby Cannabale will co-star in Amazon’s new collection, Homecoming, alongside Julia Roberts.

The collection, which is produced by Mr. Robotic’s Sam Esmail, is predicated on Gimlet Media’s podcast of the identical identify. The fictional audio drama is a psychological thriller that follows a caseworker at a secret authorities facility and a soldier eager to return to the civilian world.

The podcast was created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg and has simply launched its second season. A collage of phone calls and conversations, the podcast has attracted all method of star names, together with Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer and Catherine Keener. Horowitz and Bloomberg will write the collection, with Esmail on directing duties.

Roberts will play Heidi, a caseworker at a secret authorities facility. Cannavale will play Colin Belfast, the “ambitious off-site supervisor of the Homecoming Initiative”. He joins the lately forged Stephan James (Photographs Fired) because the younger army veteran with a fairly sense of humour assigned to Heidi.

The present marks a reunion of types of Boardwalk Empire alumnus Cannavale, who can presently be seen in Season three of Mr. Robotic, additionally produced by Common Cable Productions – and, within the UK, additionally an Amazon Prime Video unique. He will subsequent be seen within the upcoming Jumanji remake and Martin Scorsese’s Netflix movie The Irishman.

 

Stephan James joins Julia Roberts in Homecoming

11th November 2017

Stephan James has joined Julia Roberts in Amazon’s new drama, Homecoming.

The collection, which is produced by Mr. Robotic’s Sam Esmail, is predicated on Gimlet Media’s podcast of the identical identify. The fictional audio drama is a psychological thriller that follows a caseworker at a secret authorities facility and a soldier eager to return to the civilian world.

The podcast was created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg and has simply launched its second season. A collage of phone calls and conversations, the podcast has attracted all method of star names, together with Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer and Catherine Keener. Horowitz and Bloomberg will write the collection, with Esmail on directing duties.

Roberts will play Heidi, a caseworker at a secret authorities facility. Now, Deadline reviews that she will be joined by Photographs Fired star Stephan James, who will play the younger army veteran with a fairly sense of humour who’s assigned to Heidi.

The present, which hails from Common Cable Productions in addition to Esmail Corp, is exec-produced by Nameless Content material’s Chad Hamilton, alongside Horowitz and Bloomberg, Alicia Van Couvering, Chris Giliberti, Alex Blumberg, and Matt Lieber of Gimlet Media. Roberts additionally will function an EP by way of her manufacturing firm RedOm, alongside her companions Lisa Gillan and Marisa Gill.

Filming on the present, which will premiere solely on Amazon Prime Video, will kick off in April 2018.

 

Amazon picks up Homecoming collection starring Julia Roberts

20th July 2017

Amazon has picked up new Julia Roberts drama Homecoming as an unique collection.

The collection, which is produced by Common, is predicated on Gimlet Media’s podcast of the identical identify. The fictional audio drama is a psychological thriller that follows a caseworker at a secret authorities facility and a solider eager to return to the civilian world.

Homecoming — which on Wednesday launched its second season — is a psychological and political thriller that facilities on a caseworker at a secret authorities facility (performed by Roberts) and a soldier wanting to rejoin civilian life.

The podcast was created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg and is not any slouch within the casting stakes itself: it stars Catherine Keener and Oscar Isaac, not to say David Schwimmer and Amy Sedaris. The podcast returned this week for a Season 2, seven months after its Season 1 finale, with Michael Cera and Alia Shawkat additionally becoming a member of the ensemble.

“We tried to give [season two] its own feel, it’s own heartbeat,” Horowitz, who directs the collection, informed THR. “It’s got a new palette — new music, new art. I didn’t want to try to squeeze drama from the same note again.”

Since its premiere final yr, the podcast has turn out to be a Serial-sized hit. The podcast has gone on to spawn an e-book, The Misplaced Coast, which is designed to accompany the six-episode second run.

“It was always a podcast,” added Horowitz, with the story rising “specifically out of the challenge of how to tackle the possibilities and limitations of an audio drama”.

Now, Hollywood is paying consideration. Enter Mr Robotic’s Sam Esmail, who’s working with Horowitz and Bloomberg to adapt the present for the display. He will direct, with the podcast creators collaborating on the screenplay. Chad Hamilton of Nameless Content material, plus Alicia Van Couvering, and Chris Giliberti, Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber of Gimlet Media are all on board as exec-producers.

Esmail “was really looking to just flesh out the core storytelling” of the podcast, defined Horowitz. “Each form has its own possibilities and limitations. It’s exciting to now be thinking about this new story in a new form.”

The addition of Roberts and Amazon to the roster solely strengthen the undertaking’s profile. Roberts will play the caseworker’s supervisor, whereas Amazon has ordered two seasons of the collection.

The deal noticed the web big beat sizeable competitors for the present’s rights. Homecoming will premiere concurrently on Amazon Prime Video all over the world, becoming a member of the lately ordered high-profile mafia drama from David O. Russell, which will star Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore.

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