When Amazon Prime Video’s critically acclaimed drama “Homecoming” returns with its second season, viewers will notice a big change in the cast.
As TVLine reports, Janelle Monae has been tapped to star in the new season, taking over from Julia Roberts, who won’t be returning for Season 2.
According to TVLine, Monae will play “a tenacious woman who finds herself floating in a canoe, with no memory of how she got there — or even who she is.”
In the first season, Roberts played Heidi Bergman, a caseworker who helps soldiers transition to civilian life after completing their tours of duty, leading her to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy.
While fans may be surprised about Roberts’ “Homecoming” departure, Deadline reported back in January that she had never intended to do more than one season, but will remain as an executive producer.
Meanwhile, it’s not yet known whether stars Stephan James, Bobby Cannavale, Shea Whigham, Alex Karpovsky and Sissy Spacek will be returning for the second season.
“Homecoming” creator Sam Esmail told TVLine that the post-credits scene in the Season 1 finale — in which Colin Belfast (Bobby Cannavale) squared off with his recently appointed Geist Group superior Audrey Temple (Hong Chau) — was “a hint of things to come.”
Production on the new season of “Homecoming” is set to begin later this summer and will premiere on Amazon Prime Video sometime in 2020.