Drama Homecoming is back with season two on Amazon Prime May 22. Singer Janelle Monae is in the second season.
“Her character wakes in a rowboat adrift in a lake, with no memory of how she got there — or even who she is,” said Amazon. “Her ensuing search for identity will lead her into the heart of the Geist Group, the unconventional wellness company behind the Homecoming Initiative.”
Stephan James, Hong Chau, Chris Cooper and Joan Cusack are also in the cast.
The showrunners and executive producers are Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg, who are also the creators of the Gimlet Media podcast upon which the show is based. Kyle Patrick Alvarez, also an executive producer, directs all the new episodes.
Julia Roberts executive produces for Red Om Films, Sam Esmail exec produces for Esmail Corp and Chad Hamilton for Anonymous Content. Chris Giliberti, Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber of Gimlet Media also executive produce.
Homecoming is co-produced by Amazon Studios and UCP, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios.
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.