In probably the most shocking twist for Amazon’s Hitchcockian thriller Homecoming, star Julia Roberts won’t be returning to star in the second season of the show.
A source confirms to EW that the actress will not be reprising her role as caseworker Heidi on the Sam Esmail-directed series but will stay on as an executive producer.
Without spoiling too much, the series did reach a fairly satisfying ending in the love story between Heidi and PTSD affected soldier Walter Cruz (Stephan James). But Homecoming, created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg and based on their podcast, was initially greenlit for two seasons.
Roberts was cagey when EW asked her what season two would look like for her cover story last fall. “I don’t know if I’m at liberty to share that,” said Roberts.
Horowitz and Bloomberg were equally vague when asked in November if the second season would continue to focus on Roberts’ Heidi. Said Horowitz, “We can say it’s not anthology show. The story continues.”
The series along with Roberts and James were all nominated for Golden Globes for the first season.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported news of Roberts’ decision.