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Amazon Orders Julia Roberts Series ‘Homecoming’

Streamer Gives a Two-Season Order

Amazon has given a two-season order to “Homecoming,” a new half-hour drama starring Julia Roberts. “Homecoming” is an adaptation of the fictional podcast of the same name from Gimlet Media, which launched this past November, and is described as a psychological and political thriller that centers caseworker at a secret government facility (played by Roberts) and a soldier eager to rejoin civilian life. “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail is on board to direct and executive producer the Amazon drama.

The podcast’s creators, Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg, will write the adaptation and executive produce with Chad Hamilton of Anonymous Content, Alicia Van Couvering, and Chris Giliberti, Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber of Gimlet Media.

Amazon will have the international rights to the drama, which will debut all at once on Amazon Prime Video around the world.

“Homecoming” marks the second high-profile series to nab a two-season order from Amazon as the streamer did the same for David O. Russell’s untitled mafia drama headlined by Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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