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  • Published at 10:53 pm July 3rd, 2018
  • Last updated at 11:03 pm July 3rd, 2018
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Homecoming marks Julia Roberts’s television debut

Julia Roberts stars as Heidi Bergman in Amazon’s “Homecoming,” a 10-episode psychological thriller series based on the popular Gimlet Media podcast of the same name. It will be released on Amazon Prime Video over the next few months.

Bergman is a caseworker at an experimental facility that helps soldiers readjust to civilian life. Four years after she leaves the facility under unclear circumstances, Bergman is working as a small-town waitress when a Department of Defence auditor (Shea Whigham) comes to interrogate her. Soon, she begins to question the story that she has been telling herself about her previous job. Homecoming marks Julia Roberts’s television debut.

The cast includes Bobby Cannavale as Colin Belfast, Bergman’s unscrupulous boss at the Homecoming facility, Sissy Spacek as Bergman’s mother and Stephan James as Walter Cruz, a soldier who comes into contact with Bergman at the Homecoming facility. 

The series has been directed by Sam Esmail (“Mr Robot”) and written by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg, the creators of the “Homecoming” podcast that ran from 2016-17. The audio series too featured a star-studded cast that included Catherine Keener, David Schwimmer, Amy Sedaris, Oscar Isaac and David Cross.

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