The second season finds Stephan James reprising his role as soldier Walter Cruz, who is desperately trying to rebuild his life following the traumas of war and the Homecoming Initiative when he begins to realize that there’s an even more insidious version of the program underway – if only he can remember.
Returning to season two is Homecoming’s co-showrunners and executive producers Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg, who are also the creators of the Gimlet Media podcast upon which the show is based.
Homecoming is co-produced by Amazon Studios and UCP, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, and executive produced by, in addition to those already named: Julia Roberts through her production company Red Om Films, Sam Esmail through his production company Esmail Corp, Chad Hamilton of Anonymous Content, and Chris Giliberti, Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber of Gimlet Media.
Julia Roberts, who portrayed the protagonist social worker at the Homecoming facility in Heidi Bergman in season one, did not return for season two but remains as an executive producer.
This is an edited interview with Janelle Monáe and on her role in “Homecoming 2” which will return for season two Amazon Prime Video on May 22nd.