Homecoming: Julia Roberts Thriller Gets Fall Launch, First Photos

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Have you been wanting to watch Julia Roberts on a more regular basis?

If so, then Amazon Prime will have you covered this fall when Homecoming launches on the streaming platform. 

The series is based on the popular podcast from Gimlet Media about a caseworker at a secret government facility who helps soldiers return to civilian life. 

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But things change when she is hauled in for question years after leaving her career behind to become a waitress and live with her mother. 

It's undoubtedly a big career change ... especially when you consider the fact that Heidi moved back in with her mother. Did something happen on the job that made her question everything she thought she knew?

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It's certainly a good hook and one that might push this series above some of the bigger shows in the streaming market. 

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Bobby Cannavale, Sissy Spacek, Shea Whigham, Dermot Mulroney, Jeremy Allen White and Alex Karpovsky will all appear in the project, which landed a two-season order last July. 

Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail is on board to direct all ten episodes of the first season. If you're a fan of the USA thriller, then we're sure you're going to love Homecoming.  

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Amazon has been beefing up its scripted roster of late, and one of the most high-profile series the streaming giant is working on is the TV adaptation of Lord of the Rings. 

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Jennifer Salke recently replaced former exec Roy Price at the streamer and has been making some big decisions as far as new content offerings go. 

The network even saved The Expanse after Syfy canceled it. Wouldn't it be great if it followed suit and saved Timeless?

It's certainly an exciting time for Amazon, and it looks like there are a lot of first-class shows on the horizon. 

What are your thoughts on the Homecoming details?

Hit the comments below. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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