Amazon has dropped the first teaser for the second season of Homecoming. Janelle Monáe is the series lead for Season 2, taking over for Julia Roberts. Season 1 stars Stephan James and Hong Chau also return, as well as new characters portrayed by Chris Cooper and Joan Cusack.
The official description: The critically-acclaimed series Homecoming returns for its second season with new twists and an exciting new star, Janelle Monáe. Her character wakes in a rowboat adrift a lake, with no memory of how she got there — or even who she is. Her ensuing search for identity will lead her into the heart of the Geist Group, the unconventional wellness company behind the Homecoming Initiative.
Of the season, Monáe told Entertainment Weekly, “It’s doing something that is unique in the television space. When I read these episodes, I was like, ‘Oh wow, this is still going to have a very special quality and take everyone in an unexpected place.’ It’s even more elevated this season — and even more suspenseful. Nothing is what it appears to be.”
On Walter’s return, James said, “We’re seeing a dogged, more determined Walter. His time away from the facility left a lot of room for thinking about what it is he’s gone through. And it’s interesting to see how [he and Jackie] use each other, need each other, and bring something out in each other.”
The half-hour drama is from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, with Anonymous Content and Universal Cable Productions as producers.