Julia Roberts Won’t Return for ‘Homecoming’ Season 2

Julia Roberts will not be a part of the second season of Amazon’s ‘Homecoming.’

Roberts’ initial deal for Homecoming was for a one-season commitment based purely on the Amazon drama’s creative storyline. The show was the star’s first TV series regular role. However, Roberts will still remain involved as an executive producer alongside showrunner Sam Esmail. The Universal Cable Productions series landed at Amazon with a two-season commitment.

Moreover, it’s unclear if there will be any other major cast departures for season two or if any of the other freshman stars will return. This includes Stephan James, Bobby Cannavale, Shea Whigham, Alex Karpovsky and Sissy Spacek.

Sam Esmail had this to say about the series:

“We’ve deviated from very much of the podcast, so [season two of] the podcast doesn’t really have anything to do with the way the show is going. We’re working on a second season, but we have a very different trajectory for our show. I think when I signed on, I had only listened to the first six episodes of the podcast, which is the first season, and then from there we deviated completely. The show starts out fairly close to the podcast, and in the back half of the season we really start to see the major shifts and differences from the podcast.”

Still, Roberts and Esmail remain friends. This could leave the door open for the actress to pop in should the duo make that decision.

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The first season of ‘Homecoming’ is available to stream now, on Amazon Prime.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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