July 21, 2018
Amazon Studios July 20 unveiled premiere dates for several series and Homecoming, starring Julia Roberts, as well as casting news and clips and trailers for upcoming shows during its San Diego Comic-Con panel.
Homecoming will premiere Nov. 2 on Prime Video. The psychological thriller directed by Sam Esmail (creator of “Mr. Robot”) stars Roberts as Heidi Bergman, a caseworker at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center, a facility helping soldiers transition back to civilian life. Walter Cruz (Stephan James) is one of these soldiers. Overseeing Heidi and the facility is Colin Belfast (Bobby Cannavale), an ambitious company man whose manic demands point to questionable motives. Four years later, Heidi has started a new life, living with her mother (Sissy Spacek) and working as a small-town waitress, when a Department of Defense auditor (Shea Whigham) comes to her with questions about why she left the Homecoming facility.
Amazon will debut “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” co-produced by Paramount Television and Skydance Television, Aug. 31 on Amazon Prime Video. The eight-episode drama is a reinvention of the Tom Clancy hero with a modern sensibility starring John Krasinski (A Quiet Place, 13 Hours) as Jack Ryan, as well as Wendell Pierce as James Greer and Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Cathy Mueller. Noomi Rapace will play Harriet “Harry” Baumann in Season 2, Amazon announced. Amazon screened the first episode during the panel.
Season 2 of “Lore” will debut Oct. 19 on Prime Video. The series explores the real-life frightening and disturbing tales that give rise to modern-day myths and legends. The hybrid series will continue to feature narration, archive footage and animation to complement the filmed segments.
Frances McDormand, Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress, will lend her voice to the series “Good Omens” as “the voice of God.” In the series, the end of the world is coming, which means a fussy Angel and a loose-living Demon who’ve become overly fond of life on Earth are forced to form an unlikely alliance to stop Armageddon. But they have lost the Antichrist, an 11-year-old boy unaware he’s meant to bring upon the end of days, forcing them to embark on an adventure to find him and save the world before it’s too late.
Season four of “The Expanse” will debut on Amazon Prime Video in the United States in 2019. Cast and creators of the show sent a video message thanking fans for saving the series based on the popular science fiction novels by James S. A. Corey.
Among the talent in attendance at the panel were Carlton Cuse, a showrunner and executive producer of Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan”; “The Tick” creator Ben Edlund; Sam Esmail, director of Homecoming; author Neil Gaiman, creator-writer-showrunner of “Good Omens”; “Lore” executive producer Gale Anne Hurd; and Naren Shankar, showrunner of “The Expanse.”