The series is based on the popular podcast of the same name and is described as a political thriller, which centers on a caseworker at a secret government facility, her supervisor and a soldier. Roberts plays the government caseworker, Heidi, while Stephan James will play the soldier who is assigned to her.
Cannavale will play Colin Belfast, the ambitious off-site supervisor of the Homecoming Initiative.
The project reunites the actor with Mr. Robot’s Sam Esmail, who penned the series and is executive producer. The series marks Roberts’ first series regular TV role.
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.
Cannavale joined Mr. Robot in Season 3. He won an Emmy for his recurring role on Will & Grace and is slated to return this season on the reboot. He will next be seen in I, Tonya, Jumanji and Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.
He is repped by WME.