Amazon are set to enter the realm of prestige TV with their upcoming series, Homecoming.
The thriller, which is directed by Mr Robot show-runner Sam Esmail, stars Julia Roberts as social worker Heidi Bergman, who finds herself unwittingly embroiled in a mystery surrounding an unorthodox, private run resort for recently-returned army veterans. It is adapted from a podcast of the same name.
The psychological thriller takes place across two timelines, one set in 2018, and one set in 2022. In the former, Heidi Bergman (Roberts) is working as a counsellor in a privately run retreat for returning war veterans called Homecoming, where she develops a bond with charming young soldier Walter Cruz (Stephan James).
In the latter, she is the subject of an investigation by Department of Defence auditor Thomas Carrasco (Shea Whigham), who is looking into a complaint about Homecoming from 2018. The centre has long since been shut down, and Heidi claims not to remember her time there.
From here, an unusual mystery unfolds, as Carrasco tries to piece together the events that led to Homecoming’s closure, and where Heidi’s boss, Colin Belfast (Bobby Cannavale), fits into the puzzle.
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