‘Homecoming’ is a psychological thriller web television series by Amazon Prime Video. Based on a podcast of the same name created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg, the show marks Oscar winner Julia Roberts’ debut on the small screen.
The news that the ‘Homecoming’ podcast would be made into a show first surfaced after Universal Cable Studios, in December 2016, won rights to the podcast and roped in Sam Esmail to direct the show. Less than a year later, on June 5, 2017, Amazon Prime Video ordered two straight seasons of the show.
After a wait of one-and-a-half years, the show finally made it to viewers’ screens on November 2, 2018, and was praised by critics and audiences alike for its near-perfect mix of mystery and sensibility. Now, fans and critics are eagerly waiting for the next season of the show, which will see some notable changes come in.
Homecoming Cast: Who’s in it?
Season 1 of ‘Homecoming’ is a multi-starrer, led by Julia Roberts, who plays the role of the protagonist of the show, Heidi Bergman. Bobby Cannavale, meanwhile, slips into the shoes of Colin Belfast, and Stephan James plays Walter Cruz. Other important characters include Thomas Carrasco, Craig, Reina, and Ellen Bergman, who are played by Shea Whigham, Alex Karpovsky, Ayden Mayeri, and Sissy Spacek, respectively.
Following impeccable performances delivered by the cast members, fans of the show were hoping to see everyone return in Season 2. However, on January 16, 2019, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed what many had been afraid of – it was announced that Julia Roberts would not be making a comeback in Season 2. Reportedly, Roberts’ contract with Amazon Prime Video was for a one-season commitment, and it is understood that Roberts does not want to extend that. That said, she will stay close to the production of Season 2, playing the role of an executive producer.
With Roberts’ departure, it is also unclear how many of the other major cast members will stay for Season 2. Amazon Prime Video has been playing this one pretty close to the chest, so we don’t know for sure, and we’ll all have to wait and see.