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‘Homecoming’ Trailer: Sam Esmail Channels Hitchcockian Paranoia in Latest Look at Amazon’s Julia Roberts-Led Thriller

Starring Julia Roberts and based on the popular Gimlet podcast of the same name, the show takes a deep dive into an eerie mystery lodged inside a government health facility. Heidi Bergman (Roberts) follows the thread of a shadowy conspiracy that somehow involves her work at Homecoming and an old patient Walter Cruz (Stephan James).

Following on her trail? Agent Thomas Carrasco (Shea Whigham) asking plenty of questions about Heidi’s past work. Heidi’s old boss Colin Belfast (Bobby Cannavale) also quickly gets caught up in the web of intrigue as well. (In a nice bit of circular balance, Cannavale is starring in the latest Gimlet fiction podcast, “The Horror of Dolores Roach,” which just debuted last week.)

“Homecoming” is the latest TV venture from “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail. Showrunners Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg wrote both seasons of the original show in its audio form as well. (To hear the process of how the show came together and went from audio curiosity to Amazon’s next big bet on the drama side, Gimlet’s releasing a four-part series going behind the adaptation process.) The 10-episode debut season drops next month.

“Homecoming” premieres November 2 on Amazon Prime Video.

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