'Homecoming': Julia Roberts' small screen debut on Amazon is "fantastic" and enigmatic
The upcoming Amazon Prime thriller features Julia Roberts as a therapist who is hiding a dark terrible secret.
The trailer for Amazon Prime's 'Homecoming,' released three weeks ago and Julia Roberts' TV series debut as a military psychologist is as stellar as you would expect from an A-list star. Jeremy Allen White, who co-stars alongside Roberts as a returning soldier Shrier, did not hesitate to say how "fantastic," the actress was in his recent interview and even went on to add that one glace he shared with her on camera was a "fantastic glance."
In the upcoming series, the 50-year-old actress plays the role of a therapist, who is hiding a deep dark terrible secret. "Have you ever forgotten something? Something big?" she asks in the trailer, evident that she has lost her mind and needs a therapist for herself.
Co-created by Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot), 'Homecoming' stars Roberts as Heidi Bergman, who once made a living as a caseworker at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center, a Geist Group facility meant to help soldiers transition back to civilian life. Four years later, though, Heidi lives with her mother and has started a new life as a small-town waitress; she is reminded of a forgotten memory of why she left the Homecoming facility. As she is interviewed by an investigator from the Department of Defence, she realizes there’s a whole other story beyond what she’s been telling herself.
In the two-minute trailer, we see that Heidi has trouble remembering exactly what her duties were at her caseworker job. But from the footage we see of the facility, we know it's a sinister place to be in.
The series is actually based on a hit two-season podcast of the same name created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg. The other cast of the show includes Alex Karpovsky, Dermot Mulroney, among others. Distributed through Amazon Prime Video, the debut ten-episode season of 'Homecoming' arrives November 2.
In Roberts's recent interview with Oprah Winfrey for Harper’s Bazaar‘s November cover story, we get to know that the 'The Pretty Woman' star has another film coming out this December 'For Ben Is Back,' where she plays a mother dealing with her grown son’s drug addiction.