Imagine this: You wake up adrift on a rowboat in the middle of a lake with no idea how you got there — and no idea who you are. That’s the signpost up ahead — your next stop: Season 2 of Amazon’s thriller Homecoming. Check out the first teaser above and some first-look photos and the key art below.
Led by franchise newcomer Janelle Monáe and returning star Stephan James, the series’ sophomore run premieres on May 22.
The quick-cut teaser is short on plot details, but here’s the outline: The Monáe character’s search to for identity lead her into the heart of the Geist Group, the unconventional wellness company behind the Homecoming Initiative. Walter Cruz (James), who is trying to build a new life following the traumas of war and the Homecoming Initiative, begins to realize that there’s an even more insidious version of the program underway – if only he can remember. Audrey Temple (Hong Chau), an anonymous underling at Geist who is thrust into unexpected positions at the top of the corporate ladder.
Joining the Season 2 cast are Oscar-winner Chris Cooper as Leonard Geist, the company’s eccentric founder, and Emmy winner Joan Cusack as Francine Bunda, an equally eccentric military woman.
Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg serve as co-showrunners and executive producers of the series co-produced by Amazon Studios and UCP. Also set to exec produce are Season 1 star Julia Roberts through her Red Om Films; Sam Esmail through his Esmail Corp; Chad Hamilton of Anonymous Content; and Chris Giliberti, Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber of Gimlet Media. EP; and Kyle Patrick Alvarez, who directed all of Season 2’s episodes.
Here are some first-look photos from Season 2 of Homecoming:
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