Amazon Releases Trailer & May Premiere Date For ‘Homecoming’ Season 2
Amazon Prime has released a trailer for Season 2 of critically-acclaimed series ‘Homecoming‘ which returns this May to the streaming service.
The second season has a fresh new mystery and an exciting new star, as Janelle Monáe (‘Hidden Figures’, ‘Moonlight’) takes over the lead role. Her character wakes in a rowboat adrift a lake, with no memory of how she got there – or even who she is. Her ensuing search for identity will lead her into the heart of the Geist Group, the unconventional wellness company behind the Homecoming Initiative.
Joining Monáe as new cast for season 2 are Oscar-winner Chris Cooper (‘Breach’) as Leonard Geist, the company’s eccentric founder; and Emmy-winner Joan Cusack (‘Shameless’) as Francine Bunda, an equally eccentric military woman.
Returning cast includes Stephan James (‘Race’, ‘Shots Fired’) who reprises his role as Walter Cruz, who is trying to build a new life following the traumas of war and the Homecoming Initiative, when he begins to realise that there’s an even more insidious version of the programme underway – if only he can remember. Hong Chau (‘Watchmen’) returns as Audrey Temple, an anonymous underling at Geist who finds herself thrust into unexpected positions at the top of the corporate ladder.
Homecoming’s co-showrunners and executive producers are Eli Horowitz (‘Homecoming’) and Micah Bloomberg (‘All is Lost’), who are also the creators of the Gimlet Media podcast upon which the show is based. All episodes of the second season are directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez (’13 Reasons Why’), who also serves as Executive Producer. ‘Homecoming’ is co-produced by Amazon Studios and UCP and executive produced by, in addition to those already named: Julia Roberts (‘Pretty Woman’) through her production company Red Om Films, Sam Esmail (‘Mr.Robot’) through his production company Esmail Corp, Chad Hamilton (‘Mr. Robot’) of Anonymous Content, and Chris Giliberti (‘Alex, Inc.’), Alex Blumberg (‘This American Life’) and Matt Lieber (‘Alex, Inc.’) of Gimlet Media.
If you don’t yet have Prime, now is a great time to sign up. Prime members will be able to watch the second season of ‘Homecoming’ anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app available on smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, game consoles, Chromecast and through Vodafone TV. In the Prime Video app, users can download all episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost, as part of a Prime Membership for just £79/year. Along with ‘Homecoming’, you can watch great shows such as ‘Jack Ryan’, ‘Carnival Row’, ‘Man In The High Castle’, ‘Outlander’, ‘The Boys’, and ‘Star Trek: Picard’. You can find out more at www.amazon.co.uk/prime.
‘Homecoming‘ Season 2 premieres Friday, 22nd May 2020 on Amazon Prime UK and worldwide.
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