If you binged Amazon’s Homecoming in record time as I did, chances are you’ve been looking forward to season two ever since that fantastic ending. Well, I’m sorry to say, folks, that any hope we had of seeing Heidi and Walter reunite has pretty much disappeared. According to TVLine, Julia Roberts will not be returning for season 2 of Homecoming as caseworker Heidi Bergman. She will, however, remain onboard as an executive producer.
While never being marketed as an anthology series, it’s worth noting that despite confirmation that Roberts won’t be returning, it’s still up in the air if any of the other major season one players will be back as well. The only character fans can most likely expect to see again is Hong Chau’s Audrey, who viewers saw in the post-credits scene rubbing some red liquid marked “LAB USE ONLY.” on her wrist to calm herself down after a traumatic meeting with Bobby Cannavale’s character Colin.
Since its premiere back in November, Homecoming has consistently received positive reviews and was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, including one for Roberts, but, unfortunately, did not take home any wins. The half-hour drama was written and directed by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail and is based on the popular podcast of the same name.
The series followed Roberts as Heidi Bergman, a former caseworker who used to work at a facility called Homecoming that helped soldiers transition from the battlefield to civilian life. Years later, living with her mother and working as a waitress, Heidi is questioned by the government about why exactly she changed careers. In addition to Roberts, season one also starred Cannavale, Stephan James (If Beale Street Could Talk), Sissy Spacek (Bloodline), Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire), Jeremy Allen White (Shameless), and Alex Karpovsky (Girls).
What’re your thoughts on Julia Roberts’ exit from the series? Are you still looking forward to season two? Let us know! Homecoming is currently streaming on Amazon Prime!
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