Stephan James lands male lead opposite Julia Roberts in Amazon thriller series, 'Homecoming'
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Stephan James lands male lead opposite Julia Roberts in Amazon thriller series, 'Homecoming'

Stephan James is on a roll.

After being cast as one of the leads in Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk, he’s now landed the lead in an upcoming Amazon series with Julia Roberts.

The half-hour drama is from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, with Anonymous Content and Universal Cable Productions. It already has a straight-to-series order for two seasons!

It’s description: “Homecoming, based on Gimlet Media’s breakout fictional podcast, is written by the podcast’s creators Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg and directed by Esmail, It is a psychological thriller that centers on a caseworker at a secret government facility (Roberts) and a soldier (James) eager to rejoin civilian life. James’ Walter Cruz is a young military veteran with an underlying confidence and quiet sense of humor, who begins the Homecoming Initiative and is assigned to caseworker, Heidi (Roberts).

Roberts is also an executive producer.

Amazon has global rights to the show.

Filming will begin in April 2018.

H/T: Deadline

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