The Amazon thriller, “Homecoming,” returns for season 2 with Janelle Monáe as its star. Monáe is filling in the shoes of season 1 lead, Academy Award-winning actress Julia Roberts. Roberts is still part of the show as executive producer.
Monáe tells Yahoo Entertainment the best encouragement she got from Roberts is when she showed up on set and gave her stamp of approval. “I guess I was doing a great job in her eyes and having her on as executive producer, knowing that she helped pick me for this role, I'm forever indebted that she passed the baton to me,” Monáe says.
“Homecoming” is based on the hit podcast of the same name. Season 1 was set at a transition facility for soldiers returning from war and looked into the relationship between Walter (Stephan James) and social worker Heidi (Julia Roberts). Season two continues to move beyond the podcast and expands past season 1's story.