TORONTO (AP) — Julia Roberts makes her first foray into a scripted television series in Amazon's "Homecoming."
It's a psychological thriller, premiering Friday, directed by "Mr. Robot" creator Sam Esmail. Roberts plays a case worker at a remote military facility designed to help soldiers reintegrate to civilian life. But dread hovers over the mysterious program.
In an interview, Roberts says she was lured to television by "Homecoming" and the plethora of exciting work on the small screen. But she had two provisos: that Esmail direct all of the episodes and that she receive all the scripts before shooting began.
The series also unites Roberts with Sissy Spacek, who plays her mother.