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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.