‘Battlestar Galactica’ Reboot From Sam Esmail Headed For NBCU’s Peacock Streaming Service


By Patrick Hipes September 17th, 2019 6:01am The new NBCUniversal streaming service that the company said Tuesday would be called Peacock will launch in April 2020 with original content that includes series reboots from the NBCU library among its fare. That list includes the return of a sci-fi classic: a new Battlestar Galactica, billed as an original series from Mr. Robot and Homecoming executive […]

‘Homecoming’: Janelle Monáe To Star In Season 2 Of Amazon Drama Series, Plot Elements Revealed


By Nellie Andreeva – July 23rd, 2019 Hidden Figures and Moonlight star Janelle Monáe is set to headline the second season of Amazon’s psychological thriller drama series Homecoming, from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail. The description of her character provides some clues about the premise of Season 2. The actress/musician plays a tenacious woman who finds herself floating in a canoe, with no […]

Stephan James on the Power of Taking “Colorless” Role in ‘Homecoming’: “Anyone Could Have Had This — and It’s Mine”


6:00 AM PDT 6/8/2019 by Annie Howard “Historically, African Americans have been written very one dimensional,” the actor told The Hollywood Reporter’s Drama Actor Roundtable. “Historically, African Americans have been written very one dimensional,” Homecoming star Stephan James told The Hollywood Reporter’s Drama Actor Roundtable. “Perhaps they live one certain type of life. Maybe they […]

‘Homecoming’ and ‘Russian Doll’ Explore Existential Half-Hour Journeys With Trippy Timelines


by Bill Desowitz Jun 6, 2019 4:09 pm Both Amazon Prime’s “Homecoming” and Netflix’s “Russian Doll” provocatively play with the 30-minute format, cramming their existential journeys with confusing timelines and visual detail. But, thanks to binge watching, the two shows actually function like long movies, according to editors Rosanne Tan (“Homecoming”) and Laura Weinberg (“Russian […]

Catherine Marie Thomas (‘Homecoming’) on designing costumes in collaboration with Julia Roberts [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW]


Every “Homecoming” outfit had a specific purpose to designer Catherine Marie Thomas. The Amazon series primarily takes place in an eerie facility for military veterans, where Julia Roberts plays Heidi Bergman, a friendly but stressed counselor who takes a special interest in one of the veterans, Walter Cruz (Stephan James). Thomas wanted to suggest an […]

‘Homecoming’: The 2-Minute Scene That Should Mean an Emmy Nomination for Julia Roberts


[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “Homecoming” Season 1, Episode 8, “Protocol.”] Two shots in “Protocol,” Episode 8 of Sam Esmail’s “Homecoming,” turn it into the season’s game-changer. Four years separate their timeframes, but both focus on Heidi (Julia Roberts) as she realizes the ulterior motives of the therapeutic facility where she treated veterans. […]

Julia Roberts on film actors moving over to TV: ‘I don’t know a lot of people that want to compartmentalise their creativity’


Julia Roberts is the latest actor to be tempted over to television, playing the lead role in Mr Robot creator Sam Esmail’s upcoming new drama, Homecoming. Given that scripted TV series have become far more respected in the past decade, one might consider this move overdue, but “I’ve never called myself a film actor,” Roberts insists. “I’m just an […]

Sam Esmail On How ‘Homecoming’ Lingers; ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 4 Update & ‘American Radical’ Feature – Toronto Studio


Having already broken the mold on televised serial noir with Mr. Robot, creator Sam Esmail delves back into the genre with his Amazon Prime/Universal Cable series Homecoming adapted from the podcast of the same name. The series streams Nov. 2 but recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Esmail became addicted to the podcast by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg who are also […]

‘Briarpatch’: Jay R. Ferguson, Edi Gathegi & Brian Geraghty To Star In USA Pilot


Jay R. Ferguson, Edi Gathegi and Brian Geraghty have been cast as male leads opposite Rosario Dawson in USA Network’s hourlong pilot Briarpatch, from Universal Cable Productions, Paramount Television, Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail’s Esmail Corp and Anonymous Content. Written by Andy Greenwald based on the Ross Thomas novel, Briarpatch centers on Allegra “Pick” Dill (Dawson), a tenacious and highly-skilled investigator working in Washington, […]

Julia Roberts On Her Series Debut In Amazon’s ‘Homecoming’: “A Great Mental Challenge Every Day” – TCA


Julia Roberts, apart from playing herself on Murphy Brown or doing guest shots on Law & Order and Miami Vice, had never acted in a TV series before taking the lead in Amazon’s forthcoming drama Homecoming. During a TCA panel devoted to the show, a half-hour thriller based on a popular podcast of the same name that is directed by Mr. Robot‘s Sam Esmail, Roberts […]