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Hong Chau, Shea Whigham, Jeremy Allen White, Sydney Tamiia Poitier: Homecoming Cast
L-R: Jeremy Allen White, Hong Chau, Shea Whigham, Sydney Tamiia Poitier. Credit: (1,2,4) Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com, (3) Miro Vrlik Photography / Shutterstock.com

Hong Chau (Downsizing), Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire), Jeremy Allen White (Shameless), and Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Chicago PD) are set to join Julia Roberts, Stephan James, and Bobby Cannavale in Amazon‘s half-hour drama Homecoming from Universal Cable Productions, Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, and Anonymous Content. Based on Gimlet Media’s breakout fictional podcast from Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg, the series has received a two-season, straight-to-series order from the streaming service. Production begins next month; Horowitz and Bloomberg will write the series, with Esmail directing.

Homecoming is a psychological thriller centering on caseworker Heidi (Roberts) and solider Walter (James), the latter assigned to the former in a secret government facility. Walter is a young military veteran with an underlying confidence and quiet sense of humor, who begins the Homecoming Initiative with the hope of re-entering civilian life. Cannavale’s Colin Belfast is an ambitious off-site supervisor in charge of the Homecoming Initiative.

Here’s a look at the new character breakdowns:

●  Audrey Temple (Chau): An ambitious assistant at Geist Emergent Group, Temple is undeterred by corporate obstacles as she looks to climb the ranks.

●  Thomas Carrasco (Whigham): An awkward bureaucrat investigating the Homecoming Transitional Support Center, Carrasco adheres to his sense of duty, sometimes causing him to stray beyond his job description.

●  Shrier (White): Shrier and Walter (James) were soldiers in the same unit and are now clients at the Homecoming facility; but h grows skeptical about the facility and whether they’re being told the truth.

●  Lydia (Poitier): Colin’s (Cannavale) intelligent, savvy wife.

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Homecoming is produced by Esmail through his production company Esmail Corp; as well as Chad Hamilton of Anonymous Content; Horowitz and Bloomberg; Alicia Van Couvering; and Chris Giliberti, Alex Blumberg, and Matt Lieber of Gimlet Media. Roberts also will serve as executive producer through her production company RedOm, with her partners Lisa Gillan and Marisa Gill set to co-executive produce. Amazon Studios will have global rights to broadcast the television series, which will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

Source: Deadline Hollywood

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