Though still a little less than two months before its November 2nd premiere, Amazon Studios has released the first official trailer for Academy Award winner Julia Roberts‘ 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 received a two-season commitment from the streaming service and is set to premiere this fall; Horowitz and Bloomberg serve as the series’ writers, with Esmail directing all ten episodes of the first season.
In the television version of Homecoming, Roberts’ Heidi Bergman is a small-town waitress whose past professional life as a caseworker at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center is called into question. As we can see from the trailer below, there’s a lot more to Heidi’s time at Homecoming than even she realizes:
Homecoming is a mind-bending psychological thriller starring Julia Roberts and directed by Sam Esmail (creator of Mr. Robot). Heidi Bergman (Roberts) is a caseworker at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center, a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition back to civilian life. Walter Cruz (Stephan James) is one of these soldiers, eager to begin the next phase of his life. Overseeing Heidi and the facility is Colin Belfast (Bobby Cannavale), an ambitious company man whose manic demands point to questionable motives.
Four years later, Heidi has started a new life, living with her mother (Sissy Spacek) and working as a small-town waitress, when a Department of Defense auditor (Shea Whigham) 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.
Based on the popular podcast of the same name, Homecoming is created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg. The cast also includes Jeremy Allen White, Alex Karpovsky, Dermot Mulroney, Hong Chau, and Sydney Tamiia Poitier
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 serves as executive producer through her production company RedOm, with her partners Lisa Gillan and Marisa Gill co-executive producing. Amazon Studios has global broadcast rights and will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.