Our upcoming series “Homecoming,” directed by “Mr. Robot’s” Sam Esmail and starring Julia Roberts will have its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, before debuting on Amazon November 2.
“Homecoming,” a psychological thriller created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg and based on the popular podcast of the same name, is one of the five series that will be included in the festival’s Primetime program, which is devoted to TV from around the world.
The series follows Heidi Bergman (Roberts) 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.
Jeremy Allen White, Alex Karpovsky, Dermot Mulroney, Hong Chau, and Sydney Poitier co-star in the series, with Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Brooke Bloom, Ayden Mayeri and Jacob Pitts recurring.
See the posters below.