Undoubtedly the biggest name of the whole showcase, however, was Roberts, who helped introduce her upcoming psychological thriller series Homecoming — set to land in all Amazon Video territories Nov. 2 — alongside showrunner and director Sam Esmail.
Although the show, based on the hit podcast of the same name about a caseworker at a secret government facility, was Roberts’ first foray into the world of TV, she revealed that the production had been set up very much like a big-screen project.
“Sam really made an effort on my behalf to create it and shoot it as a movie would have been,” she said. “Our first AD Peter Kohn was the first on The Pelican Brief, and a lot of the crew I knew from movies. And the way we film it was in blocks, very much like a movie.
Esmail said that a second season of Homecoming was already in the works.