An anthology series centered around the mysterious Geist Group, an unconventional wellness company and their equally unorthodox program, the Homecoming Initiative.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Stephan James ...  Walter Cruz 17 episodes, 2018-2020
Bobby Cannavale ...  Colin Belfast 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Hong Chau ...  Audrey Temple 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Alex Karpovsky ...  Craig 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Julia Roberts ...  Heidi Bergman 10 episodes, 2018
Shea Whigham ...  Thomas Carrasco 8 episodes, 2018
Janelle Monáe ...  Jackie / ... 7 episodes, 2020
Chris Cooper ...  Leonard Geist 7 episodes, 2020
Ayden Mayeri ...  Reina 7 episodes, 2018
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Good intentions. Erratic bosses. Mounting paranoia. Unforeseen consequences spiraling out of control. Heidi (Julia Roberts) works at Homecoming, a facility helping soldiers transition to civilian life. Years later she has started a new life, when the Department of Defense questions why she left Homecoming. Heidi realizes there's a whole other story behind the one she's been telling herself.

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Audrey Temple is portrayed by both Amy Sedaris in the podcast and Hong Chau in the TV series. Both the actresses have appeared in Bojack Horseman as Princess Carolyn and Pickles respectively. See more »

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There is an additional scene at the end of the closing credits of the last episode of season 1. See more »


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Everything in its Right Place
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Performed by Radiohead
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Stylish, enthralling, and paranoia-inducing; a true noir thriller.
8 September 2018 | by TouchTheGarlicProductionSee all my reviews

I've just got back from a screening of the first four episodes of Homecoming at TIFF, and I must say that I am impressed. I was initially a little off-put by the show's strange pacing (it is a drama series with half-hour long episodes), but by the third episode I was really digging it. Although the story moves at a slow pace, it is thoroughly engrossing and packed full of spine-tingling moments.

I have not listened to the podcast this is based on, as I wanted to go in blind, but I'm a massive fan of Mr. Robot and was very excited to see what Sam Esmail would do with a pure noir. I was not disappointed. The directing of the series is ridiculously strong, including some familiar Esmail-isms (top-down shots, unusual framing, etc) and a lot of steady-cam and long shots. The third episode in particular had a number of images that took my breath away.

Outside of the directing, the acting is probably the strongest element of the show. Julia Roberts and Stephan James bring impressive depth and emotion to the two lead roles, while the other characters are more defined by their quirks and are often used comedically. Shea Wigham in particular stands out because of all the subtle little mannerisms he employs to define his character. Bobby Cannavale is also very good, although his character is quite mysterious at this stage.

Overall, I am really loving Homecoming so far, and would recommend it to anybody who likes a good mystery, although it might be a good idea to wait until the whole season is out so it can be watched in hour-long chunks.


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2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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