Janelle Monae takes over from Julia Roberts in 'Homecoming' season 2

2019-07-25 11:44
Janelle Monae.

Cape Town - Singer and actress Janelle Monae will replace Julia Roberts in the upcoming season of the acclaimed TV drama Homecoming.

This will be the How You Make Me Feel singer's first leading role in a TV series. She previously starred in the movies Hidden Figures and Moonlight.

According to Deadline, the 33-year-old will play a tenacious woman who finds herself floating in a canoe, with no memory of who she is and how she got there.

Season one of the psychological thriller directed by Sam Esmail (Mr Robot) was based on a popular podcast of the same name created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg. Julia played a case worked at a remote military facility ostensibly designed to help soldiers reintegrate to civilian life. (Read more here)

The new season will deviate from the podcast and will introduce new characters.

Janelle shared the news of her upcoming role on Instagram alongside a screengrab of an article she wrote: "Excited and ready for this wild ride. #Homecoming."


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