Julia Roberts-starrer HOMECOMING has landed a two season order from Amazon. The project is an adaptation of the podcast of the same name from Gimlet Media. The podcast launched last November.
The podcast follows the staffers at a secret government agency where some are desperate to rejoin civilian life. The series is described as a political thriller and centers on a caseworker at a secret government facility, her supervisor and a soldier. Roberts would play the government caseworker. Mr. Robot’s Sam Esmail penned the series.
Anonymous Content and Universal Cable Productions, where Esmail is under an overall deal, are producing. Esmail will direct and is executive producing alongside Chad Hamilton, Eli Horowitz, Micah Bloomberg, Alicia Van Couvering, Chris Giliberti, Alex Blumberg, and Matt Lieber.
Roberts is also set to star in the HBO miniseries Today Will be Different, based on the book by Maria Semple. Semple will adapt the project and Annapurna Television is producing.
Emily J | Staff Writer