‘Homecoming’: Amazon Unveils Release Date for Julia Roberts Drama with Help from Radiohead — Watch The podcast world is making its biggest leap yet into the land of TV. And it’s bringing Sam Esmail and Julia Roberts with it. Amazon released another look at its upcoming drama “Homecoming” on Friday, including Roberts’ lead role as Heidi Bergman, a psychologist looking to uncover the truth behind a top-secret veterans facility. The story is adapted from the Gimlet podcast of the same name, which debuted in late 2016. “Shots Fired” alum Stephan James co-stars as Walter Cruz, a soldier struggling with his memories of military service. Bobby Cannavale (who also appeared on the most recent season of “Mr. Robot”) is also set to play Colin Belfast, Heidi’s aggressive boss tasked with keeping her and Cruz’s potential reintroduction to civilian life on course. Neither of these other characters appear in this teaser, but it does feature the filtered strains of Radiohead’s “Everything in Its Right Place.” the cast of the Amazon version will also include Shea Whigham, Hong Chau, Alex Karpovsky, Dermot Mulroney, Sydney Poitier, and Sissy Spacek. “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail directed the series and will serve as an executive producer through its second season, which has already been ordered. The podcast itself ran its own second season last year, as writers Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg also worked on the TV version of the story. synopsis Homecoming is a mind-bending psychological thriller starring Julia Roberts and directed by Sam Esmail (creator of Mr. Robot). Heidi Bergman (Roberts) is a caseworker at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center, a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition back to civilian life. Walter Cruz (Stephan James) is one of these soldiers, eager to begin the next phase of his life. Overseeing Heidi and the facility is Colin Belfast (Bobby Cannavale), an ambitious company man whose manic demands point to questionable motives. Four years later, Heidi has started a new life, living with her mother (Sissy Spacek) and working as a small-town waitress, when a Department of Defense auditor (Shea Whigham) comes to her with questions about why she left the Homecoming facility. Heidi begins to realize that there’s a whole other story behind the story she’s been telling herself.