Homecoming Review 2018 TV-Show Series Season Cast Crew Online
Creators: Micah Bloomberg, Eli Horowitz, Sam Esmail
Stars: Julia Roberts, Bobby Cannavale, Stephan James
Review: Julia Roberts is returning to the small screen for the first time since the 2014 tv movie “The Normal Heart” in “Homecoming,” Amazon’s new thriller based on Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz’s podcast of the same name. And what brought her back to the medium were the men behind the project.
“I just think that what Eli and Micah have written is such a great old-fashioned yarn set in this really modern conundrum of a morality play. And you put that in Sam incredibly stylish, capable, huge hands, it seemed a very safe place to be,” she said at the Television Critics Assn. panel for the series Saturday.
The recent star of “Money Monster” and “Wonder” noted that the process of filming “Homecoming” wasn’t “that different” from the way she has been asked to work on films, based on the way they shot it and the fact that Esmail directed all of the episodes.
In the series, Roberts plays Heidi Bergman, a caseworker at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center. The center is a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition back to civilian life. Walter Cruz is one of these soldiers, eager to begin the next phase of his life. Overseeing Heidi and the facility is Colin Belfast, an ambitious company man whose manic demands point to questionable motives.
Four years later, Heidi has started a new life, living with her mother and working as a small-town waitress, when a Department of Defense auditor 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.
The cast also includes Jeremy Allen White, Alex Karpovsky, and Dermot Mulroney. The series, which received a two-season straight-to-series order, will debut on Amazon this fall.
The series is based on the popular podcast of the same name from Gimlet Media. The series was written by the podcast’s creators, Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg. “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail is onboard to direct all 10 episodes of the first season. The series is produced by Esmail through his production company Esmail Corp; as well as “Mr. Robot” executive producer Chad Hamilton of Anonymous Content; Horowitz and Bloomberg; and Chris Giliberti, Alex Blumberg, and Matt Lieber of Gimlet Media. Roberts will also serve as executive producer through her production company, Red Om Films. Universal Cable Productions will produce.