Amazon Studios announces premiere date for new thriller 'Homecoming' and season two of 'Lore' at San Diego Comic-Con

Based on the popular podcast of the same name, 'Homecoming,' is a psychological thriller starring Julia Roberts and directed by Sam Esmail.


                            Amazon Studios announces premiere date for new thriller 'Homecoming' and season two of 'Lore' at San Diego Comic-Con

The panel representing Amazon Studios at the San Diego International Comic-Con had quite the busy day, making a number of announcements pertaining to a set of highly-anticipated shows, as well as debuting exclusive clips and trailers for the same.

In attendance for the panel, held at Ballroom 20, were Carlton Cuse, a showrunner and executive producer of 'Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan'; 'The Tick' creator Ben Edlund; Sam Esmail, the director of 'Homecoming'; world-renowned author Neil Gaiman, creator-writer-showrunner of 'Good Omens'; 'Lore' Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd; and Naren Shankar, the showrunner of 'The Expanse.'

Lore will be returning for a second season in October (Source: YouTube)
Lore will be returning for a second season in October (Source: YouTube)

Based on the popular podcast of the same name, 'Homecoming,' is a psychological thriller starring Julia Roberts and directed by Sam Esmail (the creator of Mr. Robot), and will premiere on Friday, November 2 on Prime Video. The show will follow 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. But four years later, when Heidi has already started a new life as a small-town waitress and is living with her mother (Sissy Spacek), a Department of Defense auditor (Shea Whigham) comes to her with questions about why she left the Homecoming facility. She realizes then that there's more to the story than meets the eye.

Created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg, the show also features Alex Karpovsky, Dermot Mulroney, Hong Chau, Jeremy Allen White, Sydney Poitier, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Brooke Bloom, Ayden Mayeri, and Jacob Pitts in supporting roles and Fran Kranz in a guest-starring role.

Watch the teaser for 'Homecoming' here:

The premiere date of 'Lore' was also announced, with season 2 of the series exploring the real-life frightening and disturbing tales that give rise to modern-day myths and legends set to begin airing on Friday, October 19. The upcoming season will feature new tales from the podcast, as well as original stories not yet available in podcast form, and will star a new cast.

Ben Silverman (The Office), Howard T. Owens (Killing Kennedy), Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead), Brett-Patrick Jenkins (Face Off), Jon Halperin and Mark Mannucci (A Year in Space) serve as executive producers on the show, with Sean Crouch (The Exorcist, Numb3rs) acting as showrunner. Season 2 will continue the hybrid series' trend of featuring narration, archive footage and animation to complement the filmed segments.

The show was renewed for a second season this past February by Amazon to mixed ratings, but it's apparent that the studio sees enough promise in the horror anthology series to give it a second go. 

Watch the teaser for 'Lore' here: