Janelle Monáe will take the lead spot in place of Julia Roberts!
Homecoming proved to be one of the most critically acclaimed television series of 2018. Favorably received by fans and critics both, this show is based on the podcast of the same name created by the duo of Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg. Mr. Robot fame, Sam Esmail, is also serving as an executive producer. We know the first season finished off quite properly, but it was almost impossible to ignore the possibility of the return of its much-awaited second installment.
Will Monáe be able to follow the footsteps of the former lead actress Julia Roberts? Here is everything you want to know about the upcoming entry!
Homecoming Season 2: What do we know so far?
Fans witnessed Heidi Bergman (Julia Roberts) as their protagonist in the first season. She works at Homecoming Transitional Support Center, a place that helps the soldiers to come back to their normal lives after facing traumatic experiences in the wars. But she leaves the facility and starts working as a waitress. Soon she realizes that something is wrong about the facility’s goal after getting inquired by the U.S. Department of Defense.
It was revealed that the Homecoming program was started by the Geist Group in order to erase the memories of soldiers so that the government can’t deploy them again. The facility used a specific drug to eradicate the memories instead of treating PTSD.
Homecoming Season 2 Plot Details: What can we expect?
Season 2 of Homecoming will feature a completely new story along with the new lead, Janelle Monáe. The teaser showed Monáe ending up in a boat and shouting for help. She has no memory of herself. The plot takes her to the Geist Group, the company that is responsible for the controversial Homecoming initiative. Creator Micah Bloomberg recently stated:
“In some ways, this season goes far afield from where we were in season one. In other ways, it’s directly tied to the moments where we left off in season one.”
Homecoming Season 2 Cast: Who will be in it?
Amazon has confirmed that Julia Roberts will not return to reprise her role. Although she is still an executive producer of this show, Janelle Monáe will be her replacement. She is well known for making notable appearances in movies like Moonlight, Hidden Figures, and many more.
Two new characters have been added to season 2: Chris Cooper (Leonard Geist) and Joan Cusack (Francine Bunda). Plus, Stephan James (Walter Cruz) and Hong Chau (Audrey Temple) both are reported to return as well.
Homecoming Season 2 Release Date: When will it release?
Homecoming’s Season 2 will grace our screens on May 22, 2020. All episodes will be available on Amazon Prime Video. So, it is the perfect time to binge-watch the first season if you haven’t watched it.
Do we have a trailer for Season 2?
Oh yes, we do have a trailer of Homecoming Season 2 starring Janelle Monáe. Enjoy!