Amazon’s upcoming TV series Homecoming has added a second Oscar-winning actress, with Sissy Spacek (Carrie) set to recur opposite Julia Roberts in the project from Universal Cable Productions, Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail and Anonymous Content. The half-hour drama, which also stars Bobby Cannavale and Stephan James, has a two-season straight-to-series order.
Based on Gimlet Media’s breakout fictional podcast, Homecoming is written by the podcast’s creators Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg and directed by Esmail. It is a psychological thriller that centers on Heidi (Roberts), a caseworker at a secret government facility, and a soldier (James) eager to rejoin civilian life.
The series is produced by Esmail through his production company Esmail Corp; as well as Mr. Robot executive producer Chad Hamilton of Anonymous Content; the podcast’s Horowitz and Bloomberg; and Chris Giliberti, Alex Blumberg, and Matt Lieber of Gimlet Media. Roberts will also serve as executive producer through her production company Red Om Films; her partners Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill will co-executive produce.
Spacek’s upcoming projects include feature Old Man and The Gun and Stephen King/J.J. Abrams’ Hulu series Castle Rock. Spacek is repped by UTA and MGMT Entertainment.