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By Craig Risi
September 14, 2018
Four years later, Heidi has started a new life, living with her mother (Sissy Spacek) and working as a small-town waitress, when a Department of Defense auditor (Shea Whigham) comes to her with questions about why she left the Homecoming facility. Heidi begins to realize that there’s a whole other story behind the story she’s been telling herself
These days it’s not just books, plays and other formerly successful shows that form the source of inspiration for new TV series, but also podcasts, which is exactly what Sam Esmail, creator of Mr Robot, has done here for Amazon Prime’s new series Homecoming. And if Esmail’s name doesn’t already get your attention, then its list of actors most certainly will as the series will be headed up by none other than Julia Roberts and features a support cast that makes even a hit blockbuster movie look week by comparison with Sissy Spacek, Dermot Mulroney, Bobby Cannavale, Frankie Shaw, Shae Whigham, Alex Karpovsky, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste also starring.
It’s certainly an impressive cast list and has my attention. Homecoming explores the subject of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in soldiers and much like Esmail’s aforementioned hit series Mr Robot, it explores a topic that is highly relevant. And based on this first trailer for the series, it’s also similar to Mr Robot in that it’s not afraid to go a little bonkers and leave you in a state of not knowing what is reality and what isn’t:
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Homecoming Season 1 - Official Trailer | Prime Video