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Amazon's Homecoming has found its new leading lady. Multi-hyphenate Janelle Monae will lead up the streaming drama's second season, starring as a woman who wakes up in a canoe with no memory of who she is or how she got there.
Monae will replace the series' outgoing lead actress, Julia Roberts, who starred as Heidi Bergman in the first season. It was Roberts' first major television series role.
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Roberts' departure from Homecoming is no surprise — she was only committed to star in the first season of the series, which was initially based upon Gimlet Media's Homecoming podcast. The actress will remain on board as an executive producer of Season 2, alongside showrunner Sam Esmail.
In Season 1, Roberts' character was revealed to have dosed herself the same memory-wiping drugs that the Homecoming Transitional Support Center had been giving soldiers to erase their worst memories about war so that...
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