Julia Roberts Isn’t in ‘Homecoming’ Season 2, however She Hasn’t Cut Ties With the Show Just Yet

by Jeremy Spirogis
Julia Roberts speaks onstage during AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington

Homecoming is returning to Amazon Prime with new episodes on May 22, 2020, however not with the entire unique forged members. Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts who starred in Homecoming Season 1 received’t be again for season 2. Instead, Roberts could have a brand new off-camera position on the Amazon unique sequence.

Julia Roberts performed Heidi Bergman in ‘Homecoming’

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Created by Micah Bloomberg, Eli Horowitz, and Sam Esmail, Homecoming took inspiration from a podcast of the identical title and got here to life on TV as a psychological thriller. Comprised of 10 episodes, season 1 debuted on Amazon Prime in November 2018. 

The present premiered with Roberts taking part in the position of Heidi Bergman, a former caseworker at a facility generally known as Homecoming. Her job needed to been to assist troopers transition from navy to civilian life. Years later, the Department of Defense tracked down Heidi when she’d been working as a waitress and dwelling together with her mom. They needed to know why she left Homecoming. That occasion lead Heidi to revisit her previous and discover out what actually went on at Homecoming. 

Viewers responded positively to Homecoming Season 1 and the sequence landed two Golden Globe nominations. But the best way season 1 ended, followers had been left questioning whether or not or not Roberts can be again in season 2. Given the success of season 1, it’s not a stretch to assume Roberts would return for extra episodes. 

She’s now an government producer on the present

Roberts not starring in Homecoming Season 2 isn’t precisely surprising. When the actress signed on for the sequence, her contract solely stipulated a 1-year deal. Without spoiling season 1, the present’s first 10 episodes performed out her character’s storyline — and coated every little thing the podcast went over with Heidi — leaving the creators to do one thing totally different in season 2. That suggests Robert bowing out of Homecoming after season 1 could have been the plan from begin. 

Julia Roberts speaks onstage during AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington
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Whatever the case could also be, the Pretty Woman actress isn’t precisely executed with the sequence simply but. She received’t be in entrance of the digital camera in Homecoming Season 2 as a result of she’s now an government producer on the sequence, in line with Entertainment Tonight. So, get able to see Roberts’ title within the credit as an alternative of seeing her seem on display. 

Janelle Monáe stars in ‘Homecoming’ Season 2 

A brand new season of Homecoming brings with it recent faces and a few acquainted ones as properly. Janelle Monáe will exchange Roberts because the lead taking part in the position of Jackie, a girl looking for solutions after she wakes up on a ship with no recollection of who she is or how she ended up there. In her journey to piece collectively what occurred to her, Jackie learns extra about Homecoming and Heidi’s former job as a caseworker. 

While Roberts doesn’t have an on-camera position in Homecoming Season 2, quite a few her co-stars shall be returning. Stephan James will reprise his position as Walter Cruz and Hong Chau will return as Audrey Temple. Newcomer Monáe shall be joined by two different new additions to the forged together with Chris Cooper and Joan Cusack.

Homecoming Season 2 shall be streaming on Amazon Prime beginning May 22, 2020.

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