Oscar-winner Julia Roberts is in talks to headline HOMECOMING from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail. The project hails from Universal Cable Productions and is based on the fictional podcast of the same name, which debuted last November.
The limited series is a political thriller that centers on a caseworker at a secret government facility. Presented in a collage of telephone calls, therapy sessions, and overheard conversations. Roberts would play the caseworker’s supervisor and a soldier.
The podcast’s cast was led by Catherine Keener and included Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, Amy Sedaris, and David Cross.
Universal picked up the rights to the podcast in December with Esmail to develop as a TV series through his overall deal. Anonymous Content and Esmail Corp. are attached to produce. Esmail, Chad Hamilton, Eli Horowitz, Micah Bloomberg, Alicia Van Couvering, Chris Giliberti, Alex Blumberg, and Matt Lieber will produce.
If she joins the series this would be Roberts’s second television project as she is also set to star in the limited series Today Will Be Different. She will next be seen on the big screen in Stephen Chbosky’s Wonder.
Roberts is repped by CAA.
Emily J | TV Editor