Homecoming - Hong Chau, Shea Whigham, Jeremy Allen White & Sydney Poitier Join Amazon Series By Nirat Anop (March 14, 2018, 7:30 pm)
Hong Chau (Downsizing), Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire), Jeremy Allen White (Shameless) and Sydney Poitier (Chicago PD) have been cast opposite Julia Roberts, Bobby Cannavale and Stephan James in Homecoming, the half-hour drama from Universal Cable Productions, Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail and Anonymous Content, which has a two-season straight-to-series order at Amazon.
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.
Chau will play Audrey Temple, an ambitious assistant at Geist Emergent Group. Undeterred by corporate obstacles, she looks to climb the ranks. Whigham will portray Thomas Carrasco, an awkward bureaucrat investigating the Homecoming Transitional Support Center. Adhering to his sense of duty, Carrasco strays beyond his job description. White will play Shrier. He and Walter (James) were soldiers in the same unit and are now clients at the Homecoming facility. He grows skeptical about the facility and whether they’re being told the truth. Poitier will play Lydia, Colin’s (Cannavale) intelligent, savvy wife.