Homecoming debuted on Amazon Prime Video on 2nd November 2018. The American psychological thriller is based on the podcast of the same name created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg. The show just finished with its first season and has already managed to gain immense popularity overnight.
Homecoming has been one of the five best drama series of 2020. The show revolves around a woman who finds herself in a rowboat in a river after waking up. However, the woman has no recollection of how she ended up there or who she is. As she searches for her identity, she comes across a mysterious company behind the Homecoming initiative.
With an IMDb rating of 7.5/10 and the Tomatometer at 75%, the show has been a blowout hit. And it has already been renewed for season 2. However, the news we bring to you is saddening. Julia Roberts, who plays Heidi in the show, has exited the show after just one season.
Julia Roberts Has Officially Quit Homecoming
Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that Julia Roberts won’t be returning for her role in Homecoming. The Pretty Woman was nominated for a Best Actress Golden Globe for her role in the psychological drama series. However, it looks like she has officially called it quits when it comes to Homecoming.
Roberts’s initial role for Homecoming was for a one-season commitment, based purely on the Amazon drama’s storyline. Although, she will still serve as an executive producer alongside showrunner Sam Esmail. Roberts remained coy about reprising her role after the season 1 premiere. However, when pressed in November, the Oscar winner told THR that she wasn’t ready to confirm or deny anything about her season 2 status.
What Happens To Homecoming Without Heidi?
For Homecoming to proceed with its second season without Heidi (Julia Roberts) is a big departure from the source material. In the podcast version of the story, Heidi spends the entire second season searching in vain for Walter.
Showrunner Sam Esmail said the following in an interview:
“We’ve deviated from very much of the podcast. Therefore, season 2 of the podcast doesn’t really have anything to do with where the show is headed.”
Homecoming Season 2: Release Date
The second season of the show will premiere on 22nd May 2020. All the episodes will be released on Amazon Prime Video