The second season of Homecoming, based on the popular podcast, returns to Amazon Prime May 22. The show launches with a new mystery arc, and star, Janelle Monáe (Moonlight). Her character wakes in a rowboat adrift a lake, with no memory of how she got there, or even who she is (we’ve all been there). Her identity crisis leads to the heart of the Geist Group, the unconventional wellness company behind the Homecoming Initiative.
Stephan James returns as Walter Cruz, who is trying to build a new life following the traumas of war and the Homecoming Initiative, when he begins to realise that there’s an even more insidious version of the program underway, if only he can remember. Hong Chau (Watchmen) also returns as Audrey Temple, an anonymous underling at Geist who finds herself thrust into unexpected positions at the top of the corporate ladder.
Joining the cast for season 2 are Chris Cooper as Leonard Geist, the company’s eccentric founder; and Emmy-winner Joan Cusack as Francine Bunda, an eccentric military woman.
Homecoming’s co-showrunners and executive producers are Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg, who are also the creators of the Gimlet Media podcast upon which the show is based. All episodes of the second season are directed and executive produced by Kyle Patrick Alvarez.